Joshua Gippin is a filmmaker with a background in cultural anthropology. His features include The Chosen People? A Film About Jewish Identity and God as We Understand Him: A Film About Faith and the 12 Step Movement. Gippin also filmed the birth of his daughter and the video has been viewed more than one million times on Youtube. He holds a master’s degree in Latin and Caribbean studies from the State University of New York at Albany. He lives in Akron, Ohio and is active in Kol HaLev: Cleveland’s Reconstructionist Jewish Community.
January 26th, 2018 | Season 0 | 34 mins 8 secs
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.