Wednesday, March 28, 2007

New Film - Narrow Bridge (June, 2007) About Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Jewish Community

Review by Vicki Polin

There's a new film coming out in June, 2007 called Narrow Bridge, which is written and directed by an extremely talented, young film making by the name of Israel Moskovits.

Israel Moskovits is an orthodox student at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL. During an interview Moskovits stated he was inspired to create this film after reading about the case of Rabbi Yehuda Kolko. "He had no idea that there was such problems in Jewish communities," yet was motivated to do his part in getting the word out there to help survivors and also to educate those who are unaware.

The story portrays a young man struggling with his Jewish identity and his relationship with Rachel, who is a Baal Teshuva. The script is incredible and very true to live, yet is the fictional story of "Daniel Yaakov Schneider" coming to terms with being sexually abused at a yeshiva when he was twelve years old by "Rabbi Kaufman."

I can't wait until this film is completed and we can all use it as an educational tool. I also feel many survivors of sexual abuse and also those struggling with their Jewish identity will see themselves in this film.

Israel Moskovits deserves awards for this film!

Click to watch: NARROW BRIDGE

For more information about the film contact:

Israel Moskovits
Izzycom Productions


Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a real life Rabbi Kaufman who worked alongside Kolko at both YTT and Camp Agudah and who is accused in helping faciliate the cover up and threats. Coincidence?

March 29, 2007 10:53 AM  
Anonymous Hindel Friedman said...

Izzy, Im really proud of you for giving these victims a voice. Good Luck!

March 29, 2007 1:36 PM  
Anonymous Chevie Moskovits said...

Izzy- this film brought me to tears... You are so amazingly talented and are channeling your gifts to such a worthwhile project. Ooof! (That was a friendly jab in the arm)

April 01, 2007 7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just finished watching this film. It bought tears to my eyes & sorrow in my heart for the kids that live this through. It's a must see for evreyone with a little warmth & feelings.

October 10, 2007 5:01 PM  

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