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Herb Freed´s "Rabbi, Have I Got A Girl For You!"

Rabbi, Have I Got a Girl for You! is Freed´s first novel. The book follows the earnest, if occasionally misguided, exploits of young Rabbi Ben Zelig as he valiantly tries to balance the sometimes tragic and often bewildering demands of his calling. How hard was it going from directing to writing a book? "The most difficult part of writing a book is the isolation required of an author. It is also the most enjoyable," Freed replies. "Writing is an individual effort, whereas making a movie is a communal one. One of truly enjoyable aspects of making a movie is the community of talented people that comes together to realize a common vision. The nightmarish part of that process is the fact that each of the hundred or so people in front of, and behind the cameras has a different take on what that vision is and how to achieve it."

Freed´s first wife, Anne Marisse, a celebrated actress who played Tzeitel in the Broadway production of "Fiddler on the roof"; Dulcinea in “Man of LaMancha” and many others, died twenty years ago. For the past eighteen years, Freed has been married to Marion Segal, a gifted writer and artist and renowned film editor. In addition to the five movies she made with Freed, Marion has worked on over thirty feature films, including "Days of Heaven" and "Fun With Dick and Jane". Marion and Herb are partners in every sense of the word. Marion writes the screenplays, Herb produces and directs and Marion edits and completes the films. "In my work and in my life, Marion is the wind beneath my wings."

Please click here for a 5 minute exerpt of Herb reading selections from "Rabbi, Have I Got a Girl For You!"

You will find copies of Herb's book for sale, along with fantastic reviews, at the following web sites:

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