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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Bucket List, In The Movies

my brother, the loving uncle, 1973
with Sharon Katz
During the time I knew that my brother was dying, I became more aware of my own mortality, a feeling many have in similar situations. So when an email arrived from my dear, inspiring and amazing friend Sharon Katz arrived asking me to be an "extra" in a film for Torah Live, I jumped at the opportunity.

I'm completely convinced that my name was on the list by mistake, especially because of the logistics of my getting from Shiloh to Efrat on time for morning shooting, but I decided to go for it. When you want something, things can work out, and they did. I had actually been accepted for two days of filming, but had a very strong feeling that my brother's life wouldn't last long enough for the second, and I was right.

on the set, being filmed
To be honest, I have always been interested in performing, though dancing had been my specialty when I was young. All aspects of the production interested me. Being that all of us actors in the movie are amateurs, there were none of the ego problems or competition one hears about in the real acting world. I wonder if I'll be called again...

And if you think that my bucket list has been completed, you are wrong. I have lots more I want to, Gd willing, do before kicking the bucket.

לעילוי נשמתו
 צבי הירש בן זיסקין


miryam heiliczer said...

You GO, Girl! Right up there with you! So glad you had the opportunity to do this. Now I want to see you dance! ~ Coffee Talking Miryam

Mr. Cohen said...

Rabbi Yerachmiel of Kozhnitz (the 6th Kozhnitzer Rebbe,
who died 13 Elul 1909 CE) said:

“Thank G_d, I am not jealous of a single soul, except
those Jews who have been able to go to Eretz Yisrael.”

Something to Say (page 98) by Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser, 1998 CE

Batya Medad said...

Thanks to all. Shabbat shalom

Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod said...

Amein! Kein yehi ratzon. May your brother's neshama have an aliyah.

Batya Medad said...

Thanks Tzivia

Mr. Cohen said...

Baba Sali, the famous Sephardic tzaddik [who lived from 1889 to 1984 CE] said that the life of a certain soldier had been saved through the merit of his having cleaned up the beth medrash and having straightened the chairs, when the rest of the troops had finished praying.

Something to Say (page 168) by Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser, 1998 CE