Rabbi Elliot B. Gertel

Elliot B. Gertel is the rabbi of Congregation Rodfei Zedek in Chicago and media critic for The Jewish Post and Opinion of Indianapolis.

Articles by Rabbi Elliot B. Gertel


A cinematic look at the life of resistance fighters.

Keeping the Faith

The 2000 film about a rabbi and priest gets Judaism all wrong.

Crossing Delancey

The movie offers a touching affirmation of Jewish values.

Deconstructing Harry

Woody Allen goes to hell.

Jewish Movies

Films and television shows are comfortable with Jewish themes and characters--and, often, with distorting Judaism.