Go to the movies

This whole blogging while being in school thing is not going very well. I apologize, loyal reader. I would like to pretend that the situation might improve but I want to remain realistic and focused upon my studies so I will write here when I can.

This weekend I saw a phenomenal film. I use the word film, of course because this was truly a piece of art and not something I went to be entertained by. You must first read The Help and then go see the film.

There are many Oscar worthy performances. Perhaps most important though, is the potent reminder of prejudice in our midst. Though this is the story of another time there are far too many class and race issues in our world today.

If I were writing a high holy day sermon it might be about some of these issues. Since I’m not, I will just have to allude to something quite fascinating to save for another time.

Why are you still reading this? Go to the movies and read this book already!

 

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I am a rabbi living in North America. I was ordained from HUC-JIR. This is my blog.
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2 Responses to Go to the movies

  1. Hillel Cohn says:

    Rita and I saw the movie last week here in Rochester,MN. The acting was, of course, superb. The movie depicted the horrific segregation that was so much a part of the American landscape and still, in some forms, exists today. It also was a powerful reminder that one person can bring about significant change as long as she/he has a passion and a sense of what is right and wrong. I have never been able to quite understand how whites could have their “help” take care of their kids but not allow them to use their toilets or sit at their tables. how many latinas today are the “blacks” of yesterday???? What took place in Mississippi (and other places) was a trult a chillul hashem.

  2. Jacob says:

    Thanks for featuring this, though I have to say I got the order wrong and saw the movie FIRST, then went to Barnes and Noble to get the book. This movie just re-enforced a feeling I’ve long already had–should we, as Jews, feel distinctly minority? Should this movie speak louder to us because of our past? Are American Jews now on the whole exempt from issues of class? Food for thought…

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