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DENIAL (2016)

My favorite Yiddish Expression is “Man Plans; God Laughs.” In this instance, the amazing life of Deborah Esther Lipstadt reached its ironic culmination the week of the first nationally televised debate between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald J. Trump. The debate was held on the evening of Monday September 26, so when Denial–the film about […]



DAY FIVE OF THE 2014 NEW YORK JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL Regina Jonas–a Jewish woman born in Berlin in 1902 who died in Auschwitz in 1944–was the first woman on record to be ordained as a Rabbi. Although she had been a teacher for decades and served in a quasi-clerical role for Jewish social service organizations, […]