Film screening: 'The Women's Balcony'

Film screening: 'The Women's Balcony'

 

Organized by

Society of Jewish Science
The Center for Applied Judaism
109 East 39th Street
New York, NY 10016
212.682.2626 (voice)

Date / Time

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Description

When a charismatic rabbi enters their lives, some women in Jerusalem attempt to unite their neighborhood and preserve their traditions.

The small Jewish community in "The Women's Balcony" is a tight-knit one. When they talk, they don't say "I," they say "We." They are not just a community, they are a "congregation," with all that that implies to the faithful.

A huge box office hit in Israel, the film was written by Shlomit Nehama, and directed by Emil Ben-Shimon.

"The Women's Balcony" is an eccentric portrait of an already devout community suddenly under pressure from a super Orthodox rabbi to observe their faith in a more rigid way. While the mood is that of a gentle and affectionate comedy, the film makes some extremely sharp points about fanaticism, sexism masked as holiness, and tolerance among the faithful.

Who Should Attend

Open to the public.

Procedures/Directions

Doors open at 6pm

Donation $10, MHNA members get a 10% discount

RSVP call 212-682-2626 or email cfajevents@gmail.com

 

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