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February 7 • 2013
Actor David Julian Hirsh plays Orthodox
cantor in new Lifetime movie.
he original Lifetime film
Twist of Faith, a tale of how an
Orthodox cantor from Brooklyn
ends up in Alabama, helping and being
helped by an African American family
and their church, is far superior to most
made-for-TV movies and worth your
Premiering at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
9, the film co-stars R&B singer Toni
Braxton, 44, as a beautiful single mom
who is the lead singer of her church's
gospel choir, and David Julian Hirsh,
39, who is more than just believable as
an Orthodox cantor. When called on to
sing, he sings quite well.
Hirsh seems to have become the
go-to guy for Jewish religious parts in
Hollywood, having just concluded a sea-
son-long run as Rabbi David Bloom on
the Showtime series Weeds. "I'd rather
be the go-to rabbi/cantor than the go-to
killer," he says, laughing. "Truthfully,
when I was young, I considered becom-
ing a rabbi. Listen, if I've cornered the
market on these Jewish roles, why not?
It's something in my own life:'
Hirsh also co-starred in the short-
lived Showtime series Leap Years (2001)
as Josh Adler, the son of a rich Jewish
businessman; as Eli Brownstein, the son
of a Jewish clothing manufacturer, in
the Canadian film comedy The Trotsky
(2009); and as Ray Stein, the possibly
Jewish nurse who dreams of medical
school, in two seasons of the TNT series
"I am always reading about and am
fascinated by Judaism, and I love it. I
love that it is being explored on camera.
I love the whole scene with this movie
and the ideas it opens up. [Although] I
am not Orthodox, I am a practicing Jew.
I absolutely have a very deep personal
relationship with God.
"I love exploring it in work, too,"
says Hirsh, who has played lovable
professor Dr. Josh Gould in the hit TV
series Naked Josh in his native Canada
and starred as lead character Jake
Hersh, a Montreal native who leaves
his hometown for London, where he
becomes a successful film director, in
the film adaptation of Canadian nov-
elist Mordechai Richler's St. Urbain's
Horseman for CBC/BBC.
Hirsh, who won a 2005 Gemini
Award for Camp Hollywood, a docu-
mentary film he wrote and produced,
was born and raised in Montreal, where
he studied at McGill and then at the
University of Toronto, where he majored
in criminology ("I was going to be a
good Jewish boy and become a lawyer")
until a summer acting workshop in New
York convinced him to pursue an acting
career. He then completed a three-year
course at the Lee Strasberg Theatre
Institute in New York
"My first job was with [New York's]
Jewish Repertory Theater. I had to sing
a few prayers [on stage], and that was