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Suffer Unto Mel

This Jew has spent several hours in the past week reading all four Gospels, as well as various supplementary (and often inflammatory) texts, upon which Mel Gibson based his The Passion of the Christ. I've read the interpretations of scholars,…
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Corpus Christi

Terrence McNally's 1998 play is like those paintings that portray Jesus as African or Latin -- an attempt to expand the meaning of "created in his image" -- but where those attempts broaden, Corpus Christi shrinks and excludes. Despite McNally's…
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Slight of hand

Writer-performer Sara Felder's work centers on her experiences of being Jewish, female and lesbian -- though not necessarily in that order. Her medium is juggling, and her art transforms the simple tools of her trade -- and by extension, the…
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