The women's balcony

The women's balcony

Streaming Video - 2016 | Hebrew
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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


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May 16, 2018

What a great movie. A very good example about how religion can be used to subjugate women.

Jan 06, 2018

A delightful movie! Speaks to the value and power of community.

Dec 04, 2017

I really Enjoyed this movie and a story! It is unique! Lots of great characters! Superb acting and cinematography! It is a Drama with humorous moments!
I highly recommend it!
Do see the Bonus section!

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