Faith on the doorstep by Amber Wilkinson

Rabbi Chaim Bruk places a mezuzah. Amy Geller: 'He calls himself a salesman for Judaism, so he’s literally knocking on doors and asking to put up a mezuzah as a way of having a conversation about Judaism' Photo: Amy Geller/Gerald Peary The Rabbi Goes West marks the first directorial collaboration between wife and husband team, documentarian Amy Geller (The Guys Nextdoor) and film critic and filmmaker Gerald Peary (For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism). The film sees the Boston-based couple go to Montana to document the story of young Brooklyn Hasidic Rabbi Chaim Bruk, who travelled west on a mission to connect all the Jews in the state to their faith, through the symbolic mezuzah prayer offerings on their doors. I caught up with Geller and Peary as they launch a Kickstarter fundraiser to complete the film.

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