The Rab­bi of Res­ur­rec­tion Bay

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February 10, 2016

In Res­ur­rec­tion Bay, a pic­turesque Alaskan town, Rab­bi Chani Kahn is chan­nel­ing her con­sid­er­able ener­gy into build­ing a vibrant Jew­ish com­mu­ni­ty — despite her pri­vate bur­den of fam­i­ly secrets. Marc Cohn, a recent­ly wid­owed ego­cen­tric and Jew­ish­ly dis­in­ter­est­ed Mia­mi Beach cos­met­ic sur­geon vis­its the area for a fam­i­ly cel­e­bra­tion with his trou­bled ado­les­cent son Max, who emerges from his prob­lems pri­mar­i­ly through his rela­tion­ship with his Alaskan rel­a­tives and respon­si­bil­i­ties in a Jew­ish-owned Idi­tar­od sled dog ken­nel. Mar­c’s life changes as a result of an unex­pect­ed expe­ri­ence at the local max­i­mum-secu­ri­ty prison as well as the reli­gious inspi­ra­tion he dis­cov­ers under Chani’s influ­ence, lead­ing Marc on an extra­or­di­nary jour­ney through Flori­da and Israel. His trans­for­ma­tion forces Rab­bi Kahn to reex­am­ine many of her own firm beliefs. Res­ur­rec­tion Bay focus­es on the impor­tance of love, heal­ing, spir­i­tu­al­i­ty and for­give­ness with­in the con­text of Judaism and Tikkun Olam.

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