Archive for: Films

Nebraska: a good example of honouring a parent

Nebraska: a good example of honouring a parent

How do you honour a parent? Frankly, I did not know until I was in college at Yeshiva University. My Torah learning career began late and my notion of honouring...

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Two Israeli films short-listed for Academy Awards

Two Israeli films short-listed for Academy Awards

Viva Sarah Press ISRAEL21c Two Israeli films made the shortlist for Best Short Film at the 87th Academy Awards (Oscars). Final Oscar nominations (in all categories)...

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Israeli film Gett nominated for Golden Globe Award

Israeli film Gett nominated for Golden Globe Award

(JNS.org) – The Israeli film Gett: the Trial of Viviane Ansallem has been selected as one of the top five nominees for best foreign film at America’s Golden...

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The Matrix:  illusion is fine, but life rooted in this world

The Matrix: illusion is fine, but life rooted in this world

 When I was an undergraduate student taking an introductory philosophy course, I had an “aha” moment when I read Plato’s myth of the cave, which describes...

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The Adjustment Bureau: destiny has a role, but is not final arbiter

The Adjustment Bureau: destiny has a role, but is not final arbiter

 As a rabbi, I have often been asked questions relating to destiny versus free will. Can we change our destiny by exercising our free will? It is a complicated...

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