Posts Tagged ‘ mel brooks ’

The Fifteen Commandments

May 25, 2012
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“All pay heed!” cries Mel Brooks, playing Moses in History of the World, Part I–”The Lord has given unto you these Fifteen Commandments!” He promptly drops one tablet, which shatters. Without missing a beat, Moses continues: “Uh, these Ten Commandments!” It’s a classic movie moment, albeit one with little support from the Bible (or from the Talmud and Midrash,…

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Rock Against the Nazis

October 17, 2011
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Holocaust survivors have manifested the trauma and tragedy of life under Nazism in all different ways.…

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Loud As a Mime

September 1, 2011
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As a teenager in wartime France, Marcel Mangel helped fight Nazis in unusual ways–he doctored the passports…

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