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Requirements of a lulav. Difference between a lulav that is “nisdak” “nifredu” and “nitzretu”, a lulav that is split, spread out or has torn off leaves.
’300: Rise Of An Empire’ is shot in the same breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster ’300′ which starred Gerard Butler a few years back.
This film, however, is not a sequel. In fact, it runs parallel to the first one, so you don’t need to have seen the first movie to follow this one.
’300: Rise of an Empire’ is about an Athenian General, Themistokles (the very well chiseled, Sullivan Stapleton) who leads the Greek Navy against the Persian Navy, commanded by the awesomely fierce, awesomely hot, Commander, Artemisia (Eva Green)
The bloodthirsty, cunning, Artemisia who was born Green, was betrayed by her countrymen as a child, and now her only goal in life, is to wipe out every Greek on the planet. And she has the power to do so.
Besides able to decapitated a small army with one swing of her sword, she also has the help of her brother, the God-King Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) who has very good taste in jewelry and doesn’t look to bad in a gold lame loin cloth either..
Added to the mix of warriors…is the Spartan Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) who acts as both storyteller and leader. It’s her voice that guides us through the story.
Guess the writer, Zach Snyder, was afraid the audience was too dumb to figure out what’s going on by themselves.
For me, it was the two women, Eva Green and Lena Headey that elevated the film and kept me interested. These ladies are memorizing.
Yes, the 3D is good, but after awhile, having tons of blood, body parts and heads thrown out you, becomes a bit tiresome.
The film does have some humor that comes in a surprising way…Don’t want to spoil it, but it has to do with a visit Themistokles makes to Artemisia’s ship to talk truce, but they don’t get too much talking done.
’300: Rise of an Empire’ opens in theatres Friday, March 8th and is based on the graphic novel Xerxes by Frank Miller.
I gave it 4 bagels out of 5 because in the end, I really did find it great fun.
“What’s the point of Judaism?” How many of us have asked this question? Turns out, Jews have been asking them for a long time. Join Rabbi Knopf as he and his students study and discuss “Sefer Ha-Hinukh / The Book of Education.” Written anonymously in the mid-13th century, this radical book offers rationales for every commandment in the Torah.
This week: why does the Torah commands us to follow the majority in matters of Jewish law? What’s the point of majority rule?
The holiday of Purim is based on the biblical Book of Esther. In the story, things are not what they appear to be on the surface, and people change the realities around them, leading to a better ending. How can you do that in your life?
Can you pursue a sacred end with sinful means? Today we discuss the concept of Mitzvah ha’baah ba’aveira, a commandment achieved through a sin.
We do not inherit the world from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. What exactly does this mean in the Jewish context and how can we ensure that we pass on a Judaism we are proud of.
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Should Jewish norms treat every individual equally, demanding the same behavior of each person or should Jewish norms expect different things from different folks?
In this episode of The JCast Journey, host Darone Ruskay talks about the concept of Binge Watching, the idea of watching an entire series, or a season of a series in a matter of days. Be it the Netflix show “House of Cards” or a tv show that you didn’t watch when it came out like Breaking Bad or Battlestar Galactica, Darone discusses this new phenomenon.
Darone mentions that while this has grown in the television sphere, he has not enjoyed it in the same way in the podcasting world. A number of his favorite shows (Coverville and The Daily Giz Wiz) have changed format to fewer, but longer episodes, which have actually made the shows less enjoyable for Darone.
While we have no plan on reducing our shows, Darone wants to know your opinion of our publishing a full week of The Daily Daf Differently at the start of the week rather then putting them out one day at a time. What do you think? We would love to hear your thoughts.