Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774

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Especially since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Western scholars and pundits have wrestled with the question of whether violence and intolerance of other viewpoints are somehow endemic to Islam; and, if this is not the case, can liberal forces within the Muslim world act to temper its more extremist elements? Put another way: Is the so-called clash of...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Staff
Journalist Ariel Sabar grew up in a ranch house in 1980s Los Angeles, surrounded by a world of flashy BMWs and Beverly Hills salons. In striking contrast, his father was born to an illiterate mother in a mud hut in an isolated village in Kurdistan, an extensive area in the Middle East that covers parts of eastern Turkey, northern Iraq,...
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A chance discovery reveals a vibrant life, left behind
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Lily Koppel was a young reporter working at The New York Times and living at 98 Riverside Drive, when one morning in the fall of 2003 she found a large red Dumpster firmly planted outside her apartment house, brimming with old steamer trunks. Though Koppel was late for her job on the Metro desk, she was struck by an impulse...
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Is state-of-the-art filmmaker really a Renaissance man?
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Wain's world is not relegated to living in his mother's basement, banging out bongs and blistering rock. No, David Wain's world is topflight, taking a major step up the stairs of the heaven that is Hollywood, which is now greeting his mojo of a major studio-house effort with numbers that serve as role models for modern-day success stories. All with...
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"God on Trial" -- on the seventh day, the defense rested? There is no rest for memory. And that is what this fascinating, if occasionally ploddingly pedantic and draining, drama offers as a plot point as part of "Masterpiece Contemporary," being broadcast this Saturday morning and Sunday evening at 9 on WHYY-TV Arts and Culture Channel. Why? It takes on...
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