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· THE SISTINE CHAPEL – After 500 years, the ceiling of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, which Michelangelo spent four years painting, remains as important a piece of art as has ever been created. As Lucky Severson reports, until then God had not generally been depicted as human, or male, and art historians may still disagree: did God create man in his own image, or was it the other way around?
· LIFE OF PI – Opening nationwide this week, this film adaptation of the best-selling book explores the phenomenon of being open to faith, as experienced by a young boy stranded at sea with a man-eating tiger. Director Ang Lee tells Deborah Potter: “To believe in God you have to go through suffering and pain—you have to be in awe.”
· Jewish Community Food Stamp Challenge – As Thanksgiving approaches, Rabbi Leonard Gordon of Congregation Mishkan Tefila in Chestnut Hill, MA describes this effort of rabbis across the country undertaking the challenge of living for a week on the food stamp budget of $31.50.
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