November 30, 2007


I’m excited to announce that Lonely Man of Faith: The Life and Legacy of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik will be officially premiering at the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, on Weds, Dec 5, at 6:30 PM.  The screening will take place at the De Bouton Theater in Mishkenot Sha’ananim, and will be followed by a panel on Rabbi Soloveitchik, Religious Zionism, and the State of Israel.  I will be joined by Rabbi Charles Weinberg, Rabbi Dr. Danny Tropper, and Rabbi Yuval Cherlow.   Their bios are below.

Fore more information about the screening, including how to order tickets, see:

Please let your friends and family know.

There will also be other screenings during the following week, in various places throughout the country.  The plans are still being ironed out, and I will update you as soon as things are finalized.

Also, I wanted to apologize for the late notice, but I’m in the process of moving over the email list to an automated service.  Once I’ve done this, I will send out a second email with more information.  


Rabbi Charles Weinberg served as spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Israel in Malden, MA from 1949 to 1976. He is a past national president of the Rabbinical Council of America.  Rabbi Weinberg was personally involved in Rabbi Soloveitchik's consideration of the role of Chief Rabbi of Israel, in 1959-60.
Rabbi Dr. Daniel Tropper is the founder and president of Gesher, an organization which works to develop mutual understanding and tolerance between the religious and secular communities in Israel and in the intensification of Jewish identity among the students of the State of Israel's public school system.  Danny received his ordination from Rabbi J. B. Soloveitchik and his Ph.D. from Yeshiva University (1970).   In 1978, he was appointed Special Advisor for Jewish Education by Education Minister, Zevulun Hammer and established the Department for Jewish Identity, serving as its director as well. He is one of the founders of the "Joint Program for Jewish Education" of the State of Israel and the Jewish Agency, serving as its first Director, from 1981-1984.
Rabbi Tropper has published both scientific and popular articles in the Jewish Quarterly Review, Tradition, Petachim, The Jerusalem Report, Maariv and The Jerusalem Post. He lectures extensively in schools, army bases and public forums throughout Israel and abroad.
Rabbi Yuval Cherlow, is the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Hesder Petach Tikva.  He is a graduate of Yeshivat Har Etzion and a retired major in the IDF. After obtaining his Rabbinic Semicha, Rabbi Cherlow served as a teacher at Kibbutz Tirat Tzvi, and as a Rav at the Hesder Yeshiva in Chispin.
Rabbi Cherlow was amongst the founders of the Tzohar Foundation, a central Modern Orthodox foundation which works to build bridges between the religious and secular worlds. Rav Cherlow is a member of a Governmental Committee on  Ethics, and of the Presidential Press Council of Israel.
Rabbi Cherlow is the author of numerous books and articles such as a commentary on Shir Hashirim, books on Rav Kook and Rav Soloveitchik and recently a new book on Prophecy. Additionaly, Rav Cherlow's answers to questions posted on the "Kipa" and "Moreshet" websites have been compiled and printed.


Ethan Isenberg
Second Look Productions