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Paul

Paul

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In Gregg Mottola’s new movie, Paul, the friendly alien, is feared simply because he’s different. As Jews, we can identify with that.

The Adjustment Bureau

The Adjustment Bureau

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George Nolfi’s new film starring Matt Damon has me thinking about fate versus free will.

Can Judaism Save Charlie Sheen?

Can Judaism Save Charlie Sheen?

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Charlie Sheen is now claiming that he’s Jewish. No we are not kidding.

God's Inception

God's Inception

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The Oscars, Judaism and the power of dreams.

Michael Scott and You

Michael Scott and You

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What we can learn from The Office’s Michael Scott.

The Finkler Question

The Finkler Question

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The Man Booker Prize winning novel raises important questions about Jewish self hatred and anti-Semitism.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

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If you think that the Green Hornet looks like a mindless action movie, you’d be unfairly judging a book by its cover. Or a movie by its poster.

The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech

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The film may be about royalty, but its message is for the everyman.

The Fighter

The Fighter

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Mark Walberg’s new film isn't about boxing. It’s really about family.

127 Hours

127 Hours

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What we can learn from Aron Ralston's harrowing ordeal.

The True Magic of Harry Potter

The True Magic of Harry Potter

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It's character, not wizardry, that counts.

Maccabeats Rewrite Musical Expectations

Maccabeats Rewrite Musical Expectations

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YU a cappella group atop Billboard charts, adored by media.

Doc Brown was Wrong

Doc Brown was Wrong

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After re-watching Back to the Future, I realized that we actually can change our future.

Tangled

Tangled

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What would your life be like if you lived forever?

Megamind

Megamind

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Everyone needs meaning. Even villains.

War and Remembrance

War and Remembrance

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A review of Herman Wouk’s epic WWII miniseries.

Ferris or Cameron?

Ferris or Cameron?

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After watching John Hughes’ 1986 classic Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, I gained some new perspectives.

The Social Network

The Social Network

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The genesis of Facebook has its source in the Book of Genesis.

Jews and American Songs

Jews and American Songs

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A review of A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs by David Lehman.

A Film Unfinished

A Film Unfinished

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The contemporary relevance of a discarded Nazi propaganda film.

Amare Stoudemire's Jewish Roots Amare Stoudemire's Jewish Roots

Amare Stoudemire's Jewish Roots

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The importance of learning about your heritage.

Playcott

Playcott

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While some musicians are boycotting Israel, others like Jethro Tull aren’t. Maybe our “playcott” campaign is working after all?

Inception: In Your Dreams

Inception: In Your Dreams

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The Kabbalah of Christopher Nolan’s new film Inception.

Is Spider-Man Jewish?

Is Spider-Man Jewish?

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Goldman, Lipman and Spider-Man: All Jewish names.

LeBronathon

LeBronathon

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How to hype up your life.

Music to Terrorists’ Ears

Music to Terrorists’ Ears

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Some musicians are boycotting Israel in response to the flotilla. Our response: a Playcott.

A Simple Song for Israel A Simple Song for Israel

A Simple Song for Israel

Israel stands for Peace.

Law and Order

Law and Order

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My brush with TV stardom taught me that there’s very little reality in television.

South Park, Serious Funny

South Park, Serious Funny

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Comedy Central muzzles free speech in fear of offending Islam.

Ani Yehudi

Ani Yehudi

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One American family united the people of Israel through song.

Zacharia’s Beautiful Mystery Zacharia’s Beautiful Mystery

Zacharia’s Beautiful Mystery

The worldwide release of a hot new CD – right here on Aish.com.

The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker

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Do we have to risk our lives to feel alive?

Avatar: Bad Guys and Good Guys

Avatar: Bad Guys and Good Guys

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Whose side are you on now?

Avatar and the Jews

Avatar and the Jews

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The connections with Torah and Hebrew words are just too frequent and striking to be accidental.

Catcher in the Rye

Catcher in the Rye

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J.D. Salinger captured adolescence's anxiety, defiance and desperation for identity and love.

Unplugged

Unplugged

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The Jewish people have been “unplugging” once a week for millennia.

Up in the Air

Up in the Air

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Jason Reitman’s new film got a bunch of well-deserved Golden Globe nominations, but it is also a little depressing.

Avatar

Avatar

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Surprisingly, James Cameron’s new blockbuster taught me a lot about myself.

The Princess and the Frog

The Princess and the Frog

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Despite the magic, it is character that prevails.

Bungle In the Jungle

Bungle In the Jungle

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Delving into Jethro Tull's song on life.

Scrooge Season

Scrooge Season

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Mankind should be our business.

Bernie & The Godfather

Bernie & The Godfather

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Two contemporary morality tales convey the same important message.

This Is It?

This Is It?

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Michael Jackson’s farewell movie is a hit, but it also provokes some difficult questions.

Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds

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Quentin Tarantino's new movie made me wonder what Jewish "vengeance" should look like.

A Serious Man

A Serious Man

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If only the Coen brothers were serious.

Diary of a Wimpy Writer

Diary of a Wimpy Writer

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Do you know what your child is reading?

SuperJews

SuperJews

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Here they’ve come to save the day...Jews in the comic industry.

Julie and Julia

Julie and Julia

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Meryl Streep's new film reminded me to chew my food a little longer, and enjoy it a little more.

The Passion: A Historical Perspective

The Passion: A Historical Perspective

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Mel Gibson's film fits comfortably within the history of Christian anti-Semitism.

It’s A Wonderful Life

It’s A Wonderful Life

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The film's powerful Rosh Hashanah message.