Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

 Commentary, Rabbi Elliot B. Gertel  Comments Off on Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas
Dec 232018
 
Filmmaker Larry Weinstein is not the first to pay tribute to Jewish composers of popular Christmas songs, but his Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas, recently broadcast on PBS, may be the most disappointing and even obnoxious of such efforts.

Spiritual Realism In Recent Movies

 Commentary, Rabbi Elliot B. Gertel  Comments Off on Spiritual Realism In Recent Movies
Apr 302016
 
An engaging spiritual realism characterizes recent films on the themes of morality and spirituality, right and wrong, life and death. These movies all offer fine performances and compelling story lines.