Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774

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Jessica Weiner has a special place where she always seems to experience those Oprah-esque "ah-ha" lightbulb moments: the bathroom. It was in her college dormitory's public loo that she noticed a stall's graffiti - graffiti that convinced her not to commit suicide - and in a New York City bookstore ladies room where Weiner was inspired to write Do I...
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Three years ago, after seeing the thought-provoking film Relentless - a documentary about the history and fallacies of the Oslo peace accords - Rabbi Yakov Couzens and his friend, Michael Wachs, dreamed of having the Philadelphia Jewish community view the movie as well. So they picked a day, booked Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz - who had just written a...
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Ever since childhood, Valentine's Day has had the potential to cause me anxiety. I was always worried that I wouldn't get enough Valentines from my schoolmates. I was even more nervous to give my crush a Valentine - what if he didn't give me one back? At least when you're in grade school, you don't have to think about finding...
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If it ain't "Brokeback," don't fix it … Just give in, Hollywood seems to be saying. Indeed, everywhere you go - movies, TV, billboards, Western suburbs - there seem to be two cowguys alternately hugging and pushing each other away. Attention, John Wayne: These pilgrims have arrived on a different ship. Sure, "Brokeback Mountain" breaks taboos, but is it the...
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Trouble in “Paradise”? Milton, get out your map — there may be some redefining of boundaries Sunday night when the Oscars are broadcast. With “Paradise Now” — a suspensefully sustainable film about suicide bombers and their kamikaze craft that is at once gripping and gritty — in the lead for best foreign film, the most controversial aspect of its possible...
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