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Jewish high schools have
Special to the Jewish News
battle for Israel
in the mind of
place on college campuses
across America. In that
battle, graduates of our
Jewish high schools may
serve as the best-informed
defenders of Israel. But
how do our schools pre-
pare students for this role?
In several of Detroit's
Jewish high schools, for
instance — Akiva Hebrew
Rosen in 2010.
Day School in Southfield,
Frankel Jewish Academy
in West Bloomfield and Bais Yaakov (Beth Jacob
High School) in Oak Park — preparing students
to advocate for Israel is important. Each school
has its own approach to accomplishing this goal.
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Behind the scenes at Oz the Great and Powerful.
Suzanne Chessler I Contributing Writer
ose and Sander Rubin, sister and brother raised in
Farmington Hills, got some big surprises during the
filming of Oz the Great and Powerful, an imagined
prequel to one of the most beloved films of all time, The
Wizard of Oz.
Thinking they were entering the massive Pontiac sets at
the now-named Michigan Motion Picture Studios (formerly
Raleigh Michigan Studios) strictly as observers, the two
wound up as extras among big stars in the highly antici-
The casting was thanks to their uncle, Sam Raimi,
Eve y Week
who grew up in Michigan and
returned to direct the movie, a
months-long local commitment.
Rose, 18, whose scene ulti-
Raimi on the set
mately was redone in California,
of Oz the Great
will be found as a townsperson
in the Land of Oz. Sander will be
shown as a Kansas farmer.
Their big screen attention
starts March 8, when the film opens its run in movie the-
aters across the continents. The movie imagines the origins
of the wizard character created by L. Frank Baum for his
book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which was adapted into
the classic film The Wizard of Oz starring Judy Garland.
Oscar Diggs, a small-town magician played by James
Franco, gets thrust away from Kansas and into the Land
of Oz. He meets three witches — Mila Kunis (Theodora),
Rachel Weisz (Evanora) and Michelle Williams (Glinda) —
unconvinced he is the wizard they were expecting.
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