On January 12th at 2PM we will be watching The Women’s Balcony, a 2016 Israeli movie with subtitles.
Set in a devout Jewish Orthodox community in Jerusalem, “The Women’s Balcony” centers on the literal breakdown of a synagogue. Pat Padua Washington Post
“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. Roger Ebert
The filmmakers take great care in navigating the story, never steering clear of polemics yet managing to flesh out the characters with eloquent dialogue. Nicole Herrington The NYTimes
If you are inclined, you may bring (dairy or parve) treat to share.
Please call me if you are going to join us, so I arrange for a room large enough for all to be comfortable. Hope you can join us the second Shabbat of the month.