The women's balconyStreaming Video - 2016 | Hebrew
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.
Publisher: [United States] : Menemsha Films, 2016.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 96 min.)) :,sd., col. digital, rda video file, rda