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Daniel in the Lion's Den

As told to Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

Shany Fardian and her family now live peacefully inIsrael. But the tale of her father’s escape fromIranafter the Islamic Revolution of Ayatollah Khomeini is as harrowing as it is miraculous.

 

Behind the Scenes

Elise Teitelbaum

Rama Burshtein’s film, Fill the Void, is rife with paradox: It tells the story of a chassidic family — using mainly irreligious actors — and has won international acclaim. Family First goes behind the scenes to meet the players — and discover the power.

 

He Sees, She Sees

Libi Astaire

It’s the age-old question: When two people look at the sky, are they both seeing the same color? If one is a man and the other a woman, they may actually be viewing different shades.



 
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