About the Author

Benjamin Elterman

Benjamin Elterman is a writer of stage, film, and television. Originally from Dallas, Texas Benjamin has worked in Seattle, New York, and currently lives in Los Angeles. He and his writing partner Marc Goldsmith started SixDegreesOfKosherBacon.com in 2015 as a way of growing their new appreciation for their Judaism. Benjamin has worked with such companies as Je'Caryous Johnson Entertainment, Chocolate Filmes, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, and Pictures From the Fringe.

Cobra Kai: The Sensei vs the Rabbi

Jewish wisdom goes a few rounds with the Okinawa-inspired karate philosophy.

The Matrix Resurrections: A Philosophical Examination

Though the new film lacks the philosophical insights of its predecessor, there are a couple of ideas that hit home.

Wisdom of Spider-Man

Spider-Man may not be a member of the tribe but he does convey a lot of Jewish wisdom.

Dave Chappelle and the Space Jews

When a comedian offends minorities, they find themselves apologizing or facing career ending cancel-culture. Why do offensive Jewish jokes go under the radar?

Karen, White Female Privilege, and Its Hebrew Counterpart

Perhaps it's no accident that the name Karen is very similar to the Hebrew word keren.

Aladdin: Understanding Reality is A Whole New World

The Disney film tackles the conflicts of self-doubt, actualizing potential and escaping reality.

Lady Bird and Struggling with My Identity

Who we are versus how we wish the world would see us.

The Zookeeper’s Wife: Holocaust and Personal Trauma

The Holocaust film depicts how trauma irrevocably impacts the individual.

Han Solo Shot First

According to the Torah, was Han Solo justified in killing Greedo?

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