Maria and the Rabbi | Sojourners

Maria and the Rabbi

Lest we forget, "The Sound of Music" is a story of hope triumphing almost unimaginable odds.

IT’S THE 50TH anniversary of The Sound of Music. I never thought I’d write about it here, but someone recently offered me the kind of gentle admonishment that Maria might have given to the von Trapp children. Maria is usually right, and my friend is too. One of the wisest film critics I know, a man dedicated to contemplation and activism and who doesn’t shy away from the more challenging edges of cinema, still considers it his favorite film.

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