Category Archives: Devil’s Arithmetic

Holocaust Remembrance Day, The Devil’s Arithmetic

In honor of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, I am posting my film, The Devil’s Arithmetic, starring Kirsten Dunst and Brittany Murphy. The film is based on the book of the same name by Jane Yolen.

Also posted in Brittany Murphy, Devil's Arithmetic, Holocaust, Holocaust Memorial Day | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Responses

Confessions of a Shomer Shabbos Hollywood Screenwriter

Act I: Exposition—In Which the Main Characters and Primary Drama Are Introduced It’s Shabbat morning. I’m in synagogue, praying, where an undertone of chatter is definitely not the norm. For me, a frum-from-birth screenwriter, this synagogue, where my wife and I have been members since we moved to Los Angeles from Brooklyn, is my fortress […]

Also posted in Devil's Arithmetic, Hollywood, Judaism, Screenwriting | Tagged , , , , , | 37 Responses

Tisha B’Av, 2012

Today we observe Tisha B’Av, a solemn day of mourning and fasting in which we commemorate the destruction of the first and second Temples, both of which were destroyed on the ninth of Av. The first Temple was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.E.; the second by the Romans in 70 C.E. Today is […]

Also posted in Devil's Arithmetic, Israel, Jerusalem, Tisha B'Av | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Responses

The Devil’s Arithmetic

Today is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day. I’m posting Part I of my movie, The Devil’s Arithmetic for viewing. The film stars Kirsten Dunst and the late Brittany Murphy in spectacular performances. The rest of the film is available, but I’d greatly appreciate it if you ordered the DVD and gave it to friends, schools […]

Also posted in Devil's Arithmetic, Hollywood | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Responses