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Fill The Void movie and discussion

Thursday, 6 May, 2021 24 Iyyar 5781

7:00 PM - 9:30 PMEmanuel Synagogue

In this award-winning movie, a devout 18-year-old Israeli girl is pressured to marry the husband of her late sister. Declaring her independence is not an option in Tel Aviv's Hasidic community, where religious law, tradition and the rabbi’s word are absolute.

Presented by Emanuel Synagogue and Plus61J

The film won seven Ophir (Israeli Academy) Awards.
Starring Hadas Yaron (Libbi from Shtisel) - winner of Best Actress at 2012 Venice Film Festival for this role.
"Graceful, complex, and beautifully layered, Fill the Void offers a sympathetic portrait of an insulated culture by exploring universal themes."
- Rotten Tomatoes

“a delicate romance and a complex coming-of-age tale” - SBS

“...exquisitely acted, radiantly shot, and delicately nuanced“ - The Boston Globe

Following the movie, join us for a conversation with Rabbanit Judith Levitan on the issues raised by the film. 
Rabbanit Levitan is a lawyer with over 15 years’ experience in the field of social justice. She currently works at Legal Aid NSW where she uses Human Centred Design to innovate and improve legal services for disadvantaged people. She has studied in a range of institutions for women’s higher learning including Midreshet HaRova and Nishmat. Most recently, she received Smicha from Yeshivat Maharat, an Orthodox institution in New York, USA that ordains Orthodox Jewish women. She is one of the first Orthodox women to receive smicha in Australia.

Click below to watch the trailer for the film.

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