Let My People Know

"Hollywood has both idols and worshippers"

“Like most religions and cults, Hollywood has both idols and worshippers, and a hierarchy not unlike that of a church.

Its leaders do not have glorious titles such as Archbishop or Grand Lama, settling instead on being executives, producers, and directors.

Even so, the lack of high-sounding titles and fancy dress do not hamper them from being rulers—sometimes absolute rulers—of their world.

Like a church, Hollywood has active and passive members; some people make the rules, and others comply with them.

There are the acolytes and the priests of the cult, and the multitude of worshippers.”

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

From the essay “Hollwood” in Simple Words by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz