"The movie Wild is perfect to see during this last week of the year, when millions of us will make resolutions to change our life (that the vast majority of us will not keep for more than a few weeks).
This film, starring a remarkable Reese Witherspoon, is a meditation on what to do when we get stuck in life, when the circumstances of our life control our destiny, when we are weighed down by our past...’"
Elements Theatre Company of Orleans, Mass., a resident theater company whose core mission is to educate and illuminate through the arts, brings its 2015 touring program to New York City January 25 through February 11. The company will present Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice in six performances at various venues throughout the city and lead related workshops, talk-backs and panel discussions on our culture’s view of “The Other.”
Professor Owen Gottlieb joined the School of Interactive Games and Media at Rochester Institute of Technology this past Fall. His current research specializes in games, digital media, religion, culture, and learning. In particular he is interested in social impact in fields such as in education, public policy, and politics. For a number of years he has been designing, developing, and researching learning through GPS based mobile gaming.
Brad Hirschfield discusses issues of the day with Steve Malzberg, host of "The Steve Malzberg Show," and Katherine Timpf, Reporter-National Review Online. Issues of the day include: New York City Police and Mayor Bill Di Blasio - how can that relationship and its fallout be improved? What are the implications of a presidential poll showing Jeb Bush in the lead? And President Obama on Iran.
"I was blessed to grow up with some of the greatest rock’n’roll ever recorded. Recently, one of the most original and emotionally powerful singers of the genre, raspy-voiced Joe Cocker, died of lung cancer at age 70. To the many tributes already written, I can only add what this mad dog of an Englishman meant to me..’"
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"I found myself celebrating Easter this Christmas, and I was quite moved by the experience. No, my calendar was not off; I’m not even Christian. So what was going on? I went to the December 25 opening of the new film Unbroken..."
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While there are many strong candidates who could arguably be considered "Person of the Year," an annual honor bestowed by TIME magazine, Rabbi Brad Hirschfield says that this year the editors chose a very worthy group: the healthcare heroes on the front lines of the deadly Ebola epidemic. Rabbi Hirschfield notices that many of those medical professionals and volunteers give credit to their faith, publicly and prominently, but this isn't treated as the significant fact that it is.
"Here we go again. On Monday, a narrowly divided Supreme Court upheld decidedly Christian prayers at the start of local council meetings declaring them in line with long national traditions. The court said in a 5-4 decision that the content of the prayers is not significant as long as they do not denigrate non-Christians or try to win converts. Interestingly, the Obama administration backed the winning side, the town of Greece, N.Y., outside of Rochester.
Rabbi Owen Gottlieb, Clal Resident and RIT professor – talking about new game developments, and how education (and religion) can be linked to gaming on Connections with Evan Dawson on WXXInews.org.
Connections with Evan Dawson, WXXInews.org
All the candles are lit, and it is the last Day to hear the ENTIRE new Kirtan Rabbi album, Nondual. Kirtan Rabbi thanks you for all of the positive responses. Please let people know about this fun, joyful music.