April 4, 1996 |
Move over, Charlton Heston: You are still the most famous Moses of all time, but Ben Kingsley is amply qualified to stand on the same pedestal with you. Before you roll the Red Sea over me, Mr. Heston, I hasten to add that you are still the definition of this towering role. But after you see Kingsley's interpretation of the lawgiver, I'm sure you'll like it as much as many television viewers will. Moses, a four-hour mini-series, will be shown in two parts on the TNT cable channel, at 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday.
December 13, 1998 |
So, Moses is hot. Star, new Spielberg movie. Cover, Time magazine. Long profile, the New Yorker. Subject of many well-reviewed books by eminent scholars. I imagine him stirring from that other place, where our greatest and humblest heroes reside, and wondering what all the fuss could be about: Why me? Why now? Why again? Weren't Michelangelo and Charlton Heston enough? But even this outsized prophet, who overcame physical disability and the psychological scars of childhood abandonment to become God's greatest servant, liberator and law-giver, never could have fathomed the lessons he still could teach American popular culture.
April 9, 1986 |
Your all-star center has impaired vision and is spending the remainder of the regular season pedaling a stationary bicycle, just in case he is able to see his way clear to participate in the playoffs. Your instant-offense guy off the bench has a hyperextended knee and is suiting up in street clothes. Your long-injured shooting guard still has sore feet, and also is recovering from groin surgery. What's a team to do? Well, if you're the Sixers, you try to hold the ship together with spit and baling wire while somehow managing to put together a five-game winning streak.
April 22, 2012 |
Among the 400-meter hurdles contestants who took to the track at Franklin Field for the opening race of the Friday program at the 1976 Penn Relays was a tall and slender man wearing glasses, whom few people recognized by his face or his name. But Edwin Moses, a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, was familiar with Franklin Field, having trained there in each of the two previous summers in the hours away from his work as an industrial engineering intern with Lukens Steel Co. of Coatesville.
August 18, 2010 |
LAWYER AND ACTIVIST Charles W. Bowser was remembered as the "Moses of black politics" and a courageous and tenacious fighter for justice at his funeral yesterday. Scores of people from the legal and political arena - a former and a current member of Congress; three former Philadelphia mayors; a retired Commonwealth Court judge; a current and a former Common Pleas Court judge; and numerous lawyers and members of City Council attended the service at the Pinn Memorial Baptist Church, in Wynnefield.
September 18, 2013 |
Rich and Michele Mendelson were among the first in line for the Tabernacle Experience, an Old Testament-inspired exhibit that's drawing the faithful and the curious to a grassy field in Winslow Township. "It was spiritual," Rich, a truck driver, says. "Enlightening," adds his wife, who teaches at a day care. Adjectives like those are why Debra Groller, a nondenominational Christian minister from Deptford, felt called to host this unusual attraction through Sunday at Camp Haluwasa, a Christian facility on Ehrke Road.
October 27, 2009 |
Behold Bruce Feiler's optimism. You and your relatives, he says with conviction, can talk about religion and politics at Thanksgiving and survive. The best-selling author of several books connecting the biblical past to the present, Feiler says he understands it's a risky proposition. But he rejects the conventional wisdom that if you want to get to the pumpkin pie without inciting World War III, keep your opinions about health care, gay rights, abortion, nuclear energy, the bailout, the White House, and Fox News to yourself.
March 31, 1993 |
The name cards at 125 place settings suggested that this would be a Passover Seder different from most. "Ruth, Rosalie, Carol, Ruth, Renee, Adele, Leila, Margot, Hilda, Andrea, Dina, Hope, Gail, Kathy, Helen, Pearl," read a row of first names at one table. And shortly after 6 p.m. Monday, the women to whom those names belonged began to arrive in the spacious dining hall at Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel in Center City. A few came clutching their family's best candlesticks.
October 6, 1997 |
It's quite a feat for any 13-year-old to stand in front of a crowd and chant from the Torah in Hebrew. But what is normally a struggle for most has been a labor of love and determination for Ian Geoffrey Amsterdam. Ian, who has Down syndrome, studied for about nine months to prepare for his bar mitzvah. As he underwent this important rite of passage into religious adulthood on Saturday, Ian led his congregation in prayer at Temple Emanuel in Cherry Hill. Ian's bar mitzvah was especially meaningful because it fell during the High Holidays, Rabbi Jerome P. David said.
October 8, 1992 |
For Cary Moses, there was no other way out after he told on two fellow inmates at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. So he left. That didn't work, either. Moses was found guilty Tuesday of escape after a two-day trial in which his attorney, Ray Roberts, argued that his client had no choice after being threatened by the inmates whom he fingered for drug use. "Here's one guy who had the guts to come forward and do something about it," Roberts said of his client.