Imagine Gen Xers in New York City — that’s what these were attempting to do. These people were attempting to be hip and cool. The rabbi and priest had been wanting to conduct on their own and provide what could be compelling to Manhattanites and urbanites. ”
Rabbi Joseph Ebony, Temple Emanuel, Denver: “If we had been an assistant rabbi, as well as the termination of a site we believed to the cantor, ‘Hold on a moment, modification of plans … forget about the track You need to sing, I’ve got one thing better, ’ I would personally be fired the following day. ”
On the relationship
Norry: “One critique I’ve heard is the fact that the film appears to accept or tolerate interfaith relationships and sex that is casual for rabbis. … You learn at the conclusion that she’s considering transforming to Judaism perhaps, kinda, sorta. But also for the part that is most, right here’s a rabbi who’s involved profoundly, and intimately, with a lady who’s not Jewish, and also to whom he’s maybe maybe not married. My reaction to which includes for ages been, ‘Who do you consider we’re? That do you imagine rabbis are? ’ Or these priests — who do you consider they’ve been? It is simply a truthful depiction about one thing and about someone. Their failings are individual failings. The thing that is non-Jewish? Needless to say it is problematic. But that’s why it is a great tale. ”
Rabbi Leah Berkowitz, Congregation Kol Ami, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania: “I liked the way they had both a terrible Jewish date and a great Jewish date early when you look at the film to exhibit it wasn’t exactly that Jake didn’t like Jewish girls.