About Sal

Gam zu l’tova. This too is for the good.
– Nachum Ish Gamzu, Taanit 21a, B. Talmud

In short.

I was born in Santiago, Chile and moved to New York at age five. I graduated Harvard College, NYU Law, and UCLA Film. My first movie was When Do We Eat? (Max Greenfield, Jack Klugman, Ben Feldman, Shiri Appleby, Lesley Ann Warren), a raucous & inspiring comedy that became a worldwide Passover tradition. My most recent film, Saving Lincoln, explores the close friendship between Abraham Lincoln and his bodyguard Ward Hill Lamon. The drama features a new visual style called CineCollage, which places the actors within actual Civil War photographs. I wrote both films with my wife, Nina Davidovich Litvak.

As the Accidental Talmudist, I share daily posts on Jewish wisdom, history and humor with over a million followers.

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