The fast and the curious: Why Hollywood turned its back on the Day of Atonement
Of all the major Jewish holidays, Yom Kippur has been the most neglected on the big screen. A look at some notable exceptions.
Although there has been a explosion of films recently featuring Jewish holidays, unlike Hanukkah or Passover - Yom Kippur has never enjoyed top billing. Despite its importance it even tarries behind Purim and Rosh Hashanah. This is most likely because it has no comparable Christian festivals with which it explain it to a non-Jewish audience.