October 31, 2008
2nd of Marcheshvan, 5769
This is an email announcement regarding the documentary film, Lonely Man of Faith: The Life and Legacy of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik
Welcome back, everyone, from the Holidays.
There will be two screenings on Saturday night, November 8 (11th night of Marcheshvan):
There will be another two screenings on the weekend of November 23 (Marcheshvan 25):
Once again, I'd appreciate it if you could forward this email to anyone else who might be interested in this information.  And here's a link to the Facebook group for the film.
Since next week begins the Torah portion dealing with the story of Avraham Avinu (Abraham, the Patriarch), I wanted to bring to your attention a recently published book of lectures by Rabbi Soloveitchik.  Abraham’s Journey: Reflections on the Life of the Founding Patriarch is the ninth in the MeOtzar HoRav series of Selected Writings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. "Abraham is not only the first Jew, but also a historical prototype, his experiences and actions foreshadowing critical patterns in the history of his people. In addition, Abraham serves as a spiritual and ethical model to his descendants. He is a teacher, a paragon of kindness, a lonely iconoclast, a master of sacrifice, and a knight of faith. Through careful exegesis of verses, illuminating analyses of character, and insightful readings of classical commentators, the essays in this book seek both the eternal and the contemporary messages of the Abraham story." Edited by David Shatz, Joel B. Wolowelsky, and Reuven Ziegler. The book is available at your local Jewish bookseller, KTAV publishers, and Amazon.
October 6 (7th of Tishrei) was the Englewood N.J. Premiere, at The Moriah SchoolRabbi Jacob J. Schacter, who both appears in the film and served as an advisor, spoke afterwards.  I heard that it went very well, with over 150 in attendance.
I have yet to hear back about the recent screenings in Netanya, Jerusalem, and Rosh Pina, Israel, but I will fill you all in when I know more details.

If you have an interesting experience or story connected to the film, please don't hesitate to share them with me.  You can simply reply to this email (don't worry, it will only go to me). 

If anyone is interested in organizing a screening outside of Israel, please contact outreach@secondlookproductions.com.
For screenings within Israel, contact Hedva Goldschmidt, of Go2Films.
Shabbat Shalom,
Ethan Isenberg