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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 96 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Menemsha Films : 2016.

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Emil Ben-Shimon.
Participant or Performer Note:
Avraham Aviv Alush, Yafit Asulin, Orna Banai, Itzik Cohen, Sharon Elimelech, Evelin Hagoel.
Summary, etc.:
An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gendered rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power. When the women's balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, leaving the rabbi's wife in a coma and the rabbi in shock, the congregation goes into crisis. Charismatic young Rabbi David appears to be a savior after the accident, but slowly starts pushing his fundamentalist ways and tries to take control. This severely tests the women's friendships and creates an almost Lysistrata-esque rift between the community's women and men.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.

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