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Ushpizin — Kurosawa (Religion[s] in Film)

Talk about cognitive dissonance. I finally got around the other night to seeing the Israeli movie Ushpizin, available to watch free at Youtube. My favorite shots are the sukkah interiors. And I like the shady characters who enter into its domain, … Continue reading

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Into India and Back To Poland (Elliot Wolfson, A Dream Interpreted Within a Dream)

To the best of my knowledge, Elliot Wolfson’s A Dream Interpreted Within a Dream is the most realized attempt to fuse Jewish and Buddhist mystical traditions. I was expecting it, sort of, but found myself somewhat surprised nevertheless. Very late … Continue reading

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Religion & Art at the New York Times (“Colorful Realm of Living Beings”)

The best discussions about religion over at New York Times often appear is in the Arts section, either when the house-critics are writing about “artworks” whose original origin was “religious,” or when they import, unknowingly or knowingly, religious values into … Continue reading

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