Divorce Denied & A Jew Walks Into a Bar

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No Jewish divorce is complete without the man literally giving the woman her freedom back. With Israel having neither civil marriage nor divorce, women can get trapped. The film follows several such chained women together with Batya, a religious lawyer, who embarks on a struggle against the rabbinical courts. (Israel. Hebrew with English subtitles.) | An ultra-orthodox Brooklynite aspires to become a stand-up comedian in this funny depiction of the troublesome dichotomy and conflict between religion and career. The film won best documentary short at the River Run International Film Festival, the Nevada City Film Festival, and the audience award at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. (USA. English) ...  
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