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  • Three spiritual lessons to be drawn from Pokemon Go

    When so many people are convinced that everything they need is found within their own power and control, a young adult searching for a Pokemon figure is a bit refreshing — especially when it leads them to a house of worship.

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  • DreamWorks’ animated Torah

    DreamWorks’ animated Torah

    Alongside the Advent wreath, in some parishes and households, is a second Advent symbol marking progress toward Christmas, a “Jesse tree.” (We have one and have used it for many years in Advent devotions with our children.) The Advent Jesse tree is a contemporary phenomenon with a number of older

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  • Noah vs. Moses: Stacking up the two Old Testament Hollywood epics of 2014

    This week, Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings” came out in Digital HD (streaming now and available on Blu-ray in a couple of weeks). The convergence of Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” and Scott’s “Exodus” is a remarkable one. Both are startling, iconoclastic adaptations of familiar Bible stories from the Pentateuch (the

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  • ‘Exodus’: Moses is back, bearing tablets and strange accents

    Longer than the average Hollywood feature film and shorter than the average Passover Seder, “Exodus: Gods and Kings” tells the well-known story of how Moses led the enslaved Israelites out of bondage in Egypt. The timing of the movie’s release — a few days before Hanukkah — may be a

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