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Women In Orthodoxy
Coolidge Corner TheatreSun, Nov 11, 2012 3:15 PM
Orthodox Jewish Women live by a set of religious beliefs that organize most parts of their lives. What happens when questions of self-identity brush up against, and sometimes even conflict with, religious beliefs. Come see our Women in Orthodoxy program and find out.
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Film Info
Program:Women in Orthodoxy
Director(s):Diana Neille
Sana Gulzar
Year:2012
Language:English, Hebrew with subtitles
Running Time:37 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:New England Premiere
In Person/Special Program:Panel Moderated by Shulamit Reinharz, Director and Founder, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
Sponsored By:Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
Supported By:Co-presented with Boston LGBT Festival
Description

Life isn’t easy if you are Orthodox and also homosexual.  But in this insightful documentary, lesbian and gay Jews, including several who grew up ultra-Orthodox, try reconciling their religious faith with a sexual identity denounced by family, friends and community.  Can they maintain their religiosity in the face of rejection and loneliness?  Could some change be at hand from Orthodox leadership?

(screens with The Dreamers, part of Women in Orthodoxy program)

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