'Soul Doctor' dispenses syrupy medicine

August 16, 2013 4:57 AM

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'Soul Doctor' dispenses syrupy medicine

Homage to "rock & roll rabbi" is hokey in its humor, mawkish in its message.

NEW YORK -- So a rabbi walks into a bar, where he finds a woman singing and playing piano. He's a white Jew whose family escaped Hitler's Europe; she's an African-American who grew up in Jim Crow-era North Carolina. They discover that they share a history of oppression, and a passion for music. Do y...

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