Movies for Thinking about Judaism

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Praying with Lior (2008 Documentary)
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Praying with Lior asks whether someone with Down syndrome can be a spiritual genius. Many believe Lior is close to God... (87 mins.)
Director: Ilana Trachtman
“ A boy with Down Syndrome prepares for his Bar Mitzvah in the context of a Philadelphia Reconstructionist family and synagogue. ” - RRHowell41
 
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Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
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In prerevolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant contends with marrying off three of his daughters while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village. (181 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
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The Chosen (1981)
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In 1944, in Brooklyn, two Jewish kids become friends. One is from a very conservative family, and the other is more liberal. The issues of importance of tradition, parental expectations and the formation of Israel cause constant friction. (108 mins.)
 
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Yentl (1983)
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A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training. (133 mins.)
 
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Ushpizin (2004)
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An Orthodox Jewish couple's faith is tested after praying to the Lord for a child on the Succoth holiday. (90 mins.)
Director: Giddi Dar
 
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Arranged (2007)
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ARRANGED centers on the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn... (90 mins.)
 
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Kadosh (1999)
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Two sisters become victims of the patriarchal, ultra-orthodox society. (110 mins.)
Director: Amos Gitai