Culture Fop / When the Academy Awards and Purim Had a One-night Stand

The two Israeli documentaries may have lost but the Book of Esther got a nod from Best Picture winner, 'Argo,' which reminded us that we can still get the best of Iran.

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Like a rare eclipse, the 85th annual Academy Awards and Purim crossed paths this year. The biggest night in Hollywood and the craziest night on the Jewish calendar both celebrated the joy of disappearing into...