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THREE DAYS IN AUSCHWITZ

Now, less than a century since the Holocaust, already the memory has seemed to fade, dimming for those who only hear about it as part of a broader history lesson. In Three Days in Auschwitz, writer/director Philippe Mora attempts to bring the atrocities of the Holocaust, particularly the horrific murders that took place at Auschwitz-Birkenau, […]

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SON OF SAUL

“Therefore choose life.” There are a whole lot of commandments–not to mention rules, regulations, exhortations, prescriptions,¬†proscriptions etc, etc–in the Hebrew Bible, but I was taught that this was number one. Even during periods as extreme as the Spanish Inquisition, one should always choose Life. Pull down the shades, light the candles, and say the Shema […]

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