10: One Man’s Crusade Against Chosenness
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Filmmaker Joshua Gippin discusses his antipathy to the idea that Jews are the chosen people and his journey that led him to embrace Reconstructionist Judaism, which rejects the idea of chosenness. The directory of The Chosen People? A Film About Jewish Identity also examines the challenge of presenting multiple perspectives on chosenness while holding such a strong personal perspective. Subscribe by Email This podcast is produced by Reconstructing Judaism. Visit us at ReconstructingJudaism.org.Special Guest: Joshua Gippin.Links:Choosing to Examine the ‘Chosen People’ Idea | Reconstructionist Judaism — Within the first minute of his documentary “The Chosen People? A Film about Jewish Identity,” filmmaker Josh Gippin looks straight into the camera and tells the audience exactly where he’s coming from: He’s by no means an unbiased journalist.Film Trailer | The Chosen People? | Joshua Gippin — This film thoughtfully illuminates the complexities of Jewish identity today. Multiple voices are allowed to speak, and…