Three Recent Movies Speak Truths About the Middle East that ‘Activists’ and Solons Ignore

 Commentary, Rabbi Elliot B. Gertel  Comments Off on Three Recent Movies Speak Truths About the Middle East that ‘Activists’ and Solons Ignore
Mar 302019
 
A new member of Congress and self-proclaimed “activists” could benefit from the perspective of three films about the Middle East, released in 2018 and currently screening on cable television or Amazon Prime.

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.