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Casablanca: purest love may be love that gives and asks for nothing

Casablanca: purest love may be love that gives and asks for nothing

Decision-making is complex. It involves considering not only the present but the future as well. Let me share a tale of two families. In family number one, parents...

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Celebrities like their Green Eggs, No Ham

Celebrities like their Green Eggs, No Ham

In Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham a character named Sam pesters another character to try some, to the point that the other character gives in just to get rid of...

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Actor moving into producing feature films

Actor moving into producing feature films

As a youngster, Ron Basch didn’t know he had some showbiz chutzpah tucked away in his soul. For Basch, back then, his shtick was trying to make people smile. Basch...

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: every man has his hour

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: every man has his hour

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a film with two essential messages, and I had to think a long time before choosing which aspect of the movie I wanted to write...

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Awakenings: see the world anew daily and take nothing for granted

Awakenings: see the world anew daily and take nothing for granted

When I was a synagogue rabbi in Atlanta, I would make regular visits to hospitals and old age homes. It was part of my job and it also was a mitzvah, a good deed....

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