IF YOU’RE NEW TO THIS BLOG, READ THIS ABOUT THE FILM

Teshuva is a Judaic concept of redemption and return to God and one’s essential self. As Rabbi Mark Borovitz a former prisoner, who now runs the amazing Beit T’Shuvah states, “Teshuva was put into the world, because God knew that humans would get lost and make mistakes. God knew that we would need a way back.” Rabbi Borovitz should know. He’s the living embodiment of someone who experienced redemption, underwent a transformation and continues to do Teshuva everyday.

TESHUVA (RETURN) is a documentary fim-in-progress about three generations of two Jewish families, and each family has members who are or have been Jewish prisoners.  When I tell people I’m making a film about Jewish prisoners, most people think I’m making a film about the Holocaust. The fact that there are Jews who currently reside in our nation’s prisons is a startling concept. Jewish prisoners are a hidden, isolated and ostracized segment of our nation’s Jewish population. However,  Jews can no longer be ostriches. We are our brothers keepers.  Ignoring Jewish prisoners and their stigmatized families diminishes us as people.

We tend to define people at their worst moments. People are not all black or white. We are many shades of grey. We grow and change and are capable of mending our brokeness. We all have the capacity to experience redemption and undergo a transformation. It is my hope that the documentary film TESHUVA (RETURN) will expand peoples consciousness and change the way we view one another and ourselves.

Rhonda Moskowitz, Producer/Director

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2 Responses to “IF YOU’RE NEW TO THIS BLOG, READ THIS ABOUT THE FILM”

  1. rabbigarfinkel Says:

    Shalom,

    When do you think you will release your film? I would like to screen it for my congregation.

    Chag Kasher v’Sameach,

    Eli

    • Rhonda Moskowitz Says:

      Shalom to you, too. Thanks so much for your interest in my film. I am at the beginning of post production (editing) and am also trying to raise more funds for this stage. (Project is non-profit.) Chag Sameach to you and have a wonderful Seder. B’Shalom- Rhonda

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