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Cox Celebrates Black History Month with Jewish Intermarriage

The fictional love story between an Orthodox cantor and a black lady from Alabama.
The Lifetime Original Movie “Twist of Faith,” starring Toni Braxton, Mykelti Williamson and David Julian Hirsh premieres at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.

The Lifetime Original Movie “Twist of Faith,” starring Toni Braxton, Mykelti Williamson and David Julian Hirsh premieres at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.

Cox, the cable communications giant, is celebrating Black History Month “by highlighting culturally relevant programming available On Demand and participating in various celebrations and events across the country.”

A PR thingie was sent out by Cox, listing, among many other entertainment options available on its Lifetime channel, the movie Twist of Faith (Feb. 10 – 28), “a love story about a Christian single mother and an NYC Orthodox Jewish man, whose mutual love of music and singing draws them together.”

You know I couldn’t resist that one, so I started searching the Internet (so you won’t have to, as my friend Jamil is fond of saying). You should know there are several movies out there with the same memorable title, or with slight twists (like Twist of Fate). But I finally got the full Lifetime synopsis, and, how could I not -– a clip.

The Lifetime Original Movie “Twist of Faith,” starring Toni Braxton, Mykelti Williamson and David Julian Hirsh:

“In Twist of Faith,” the fictional, cross-cultural, music infused love story, tells the tale of Jacob Fisher (Hirsh), an Orthodox Jewish Cantor and amateur songwriter from Brooklyn, New York, who witnesses the senseless murder of his wife and three children. Catatonic, Jacob walks out on his Jewish mourning ritual, leaving behind his Jewish garments, wallet and keys.

Seriously? The guy had a Jewish wallet and Jewish keys? Them Jews is mighty materialistic… Anyway, the text proceeds:

Abandoning his identity, he wanders aimlessly, hoping somehow to understand his tragedy. Fortuitously, he lands in Brent, Alabama (population 2,500), where he is embraced by Nina (Braxton), a single mother and the lead singer of a small gospel choir, her Uncle Moe (Williamson) and their gospel community who help him re-examine his life. While music brings Nina and Jacob together, they try to make sense of his past and their possible future.

And they make Gospel music together happily ever after – the end.

This thing sounds like train wreck of the month, if you ask me. I just hope none of you out there is planning to drink a shot of whiskey every time this movie makes a moronic faux pas about Yiddishkeit, because you’ll end up in a ditch, God forbid.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

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9 Responses to “Cox Celebrates Black History Month with Jewish Intermarriage”

  1. Your an evil rude witch, this is a very good example of some

  2. Your an evil rude witch, this is a very good example of some

  3. Your an evil rude witch, this is a very good example of something positive, blemished my nasty mean ignorance…your a sad person

  4. Yori Yanover says:

    A thousand pardons, Madam, that the thought of Brooklyn cantor–albeit a fake one–marrying a gentile woman does not gladden my heart. Still, three re-posts of the same livid note?

  5. Tim Upham says:

    I one time worked with a woman who was the product of a black father and Jewish mother. But unfortunately, she did not know anything about Judaism, Jewish culture, and Jewish history. Which are very typical of mixed marriages in the United States. I am the product of a mixed marriage — a Hungarian Calvinist father and Sephardic mother — but I went out on my own to discover my Jewish heritage, and I am glad that I did it.

  6. Tim Upham says:

    I one time worked with a woman who was the product of a black father and Jewish mother. But unfortunately, she did not know anything about Judaism, Jewish culture, and Jewish history. Which are very typical of mixed marriages in the United States. I am the product of a mixed marriage — a Hungarian Calvinist father and Sephardic mother — but I went out on my own to discover my Jewish heritage, and I am glad that I did it.

  7. Did you see if her heart was open to learn about herself and grow, fortunately we are all different and that would have been a wonderful way to open up my world, but I apologize for my reaction.

  8. Tim Upham says:

    She was very receptive when I started giving her information, and she responded "I want to learn more." She especially liked it when I told her about Ralph Bunche, the first Black American to win the Nobel Prize Peace, for organizing the Armistice of 1949 between Israel and its neighboring Arab countries. I heard back from her, and she told me "I found out I am Ashkenazic."

  9. Tim Upham says:

    She was very receptive when I started giving her information, and she responded "I want to learn more." She especially liked it when I told her about Ralph Bunche, the first Black American to win the Nobel Prize Peace, for organizing the Armistice of 1949 between Israel and its neighboring Arab countries. I heard back from her, and she told me "I found out I am Ashkenazic."

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