Bernard Rasof Arts and Culture Section

Hearing The Cry of a Child

As graduation speeches and flying caps fill the air, we may wonder about the extent and duration of the influence that schools and individual teachers may have on students, both in knowledge and character. Rabbis in the past and present have given plenty of advice about how to teach.

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The Haggadah of Mad Max

I recently read a rather convoluted reworking of the message of the brilliant Arthurian-themed movie "The Fisher King" as an analogy to the Passover story (Fisher King- A Fictional Exodus Story, BJN 4/20/23).  For me it did not work.

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