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May 3, 1992 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC
"A Loop of Fate: Dina Dar's Odyssey to Jewish Portugal" recounts an artist's journey into a chapter of ethnic history in a foreign country. But the exhibition, at the Hebrew Union College Skirball Museum (through May 31), resounds well beyond those borders. "This is more profound than a story about Judaism in Portugal. It's a search for identity--not just roots in the soil, but roots in the spirit--and that's universal," Dina Dar says.
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September 20, 1999 | MARGARET RAMIREZ, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The Albalat family secret began to unravel in the spring of 1982 as 10-year-old Magnolia blossomed from schoolgirl to maturity. Other girls her age in the predominately Latino and Catholic neighborhood of Huntington Park were studying catechism and picking pretty white dresses for their first Communion. Young Maggie was not allowed to attend Sunday school and had never even been baptized. She wondered why, but no one said.
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September 20, 1999 | MARGARET RAMIREZ, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The Albalat family secret began to unravel in the spring of 1982 as 10-year-old Magnolia blossomed from schoolgirl to maturity. Other girls her age in the predominately Latino and Catholic neighborhood of Huntington Park were studying catechism and picking pretty white dresses for their first Communion. Young Maggie was not allowed to attend Sunday school and had never even been baptized. She wondered why, but no one said.
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May 3, 1992 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC
"A Loop of Fate: Dina Dar's Odyssey to Jewish Portugal" recounts an artist's journey into a chapter of ethnic history in a foreign country. But the exhibition, at the Hebrew Union College Skirball Museum (through May 31), resounds well beyond those borders. "This is more profound than a story about Judaism in Portugal. It's a search for identity--not just roots in the soil, but roots in the spirit--and that's universal," Dina Dar says.
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December 10, 1989 | LAURENT BELSIE, THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
Rabbi Harold Schulweis began his search for moral heroes when his children sat down to watch a television special on the Holocaust. "I had this strange feeling of wanting them to see it," he recalled in a telephone interview, but "hoping that they would not leave totally despaired and paranoiac." For Schulweis, who lives in Oakland, the dilemma was doubly sharp.
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