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Michael Douglas' new role: taking on anti-Semitism
Michael Douglas' new role: taking on anti-Semitism

Michael Douglas is best known as an enduring and prolific movie star, one who's given such memorable film performances as a corporate raider in "Wall Street," an unhinged everyman in "Falling Down" and as the flamboyant entertainer Liberace in HBO's "Behind the Candelabra." In recent days, however, he's found himself in the spotlight for a different role: as a voice against anti-Semitism. The son of a Jewish father (Kirk Douglas, born Issur Danielovitch) and a gentile mother (Diana Dill), Douglas was not raised in the faith but reconnected with it later in life through his son, Dylan. Last week, Douglas penned an op-ed piece for The Times...

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