The Jew Review: ‘One Of Us’

From the filmmakers of Jesus Camp (which explores the Evangelical Church and its controversial recruitment and educational programs), One of Us is a documentary which follows three formerly ultra-Orthodox Jews as they transition out of the Hasidic community. This provocative film illustrates the hardships associated with one’s decision to leave this otherwise insular and closed community. The title, One of […]

diaTribe: The (Jewish) Empire Strikes Back!

I can’t tell you how tired I was of Jews, in TV and movies, being portrayed and/or seen as timid victims. Jewish people, despite what Woody Allen and, sometimes, Spielberg, might display in their films, are, in actuality, cunning, agile Jedi Knights.