“Film as a Mirror of Reality”


“Film as a Mirror of Reality”

by Osnat Sharon 2/3/2015

Sometimes film is a mirror of reality. Sometimes the reality reflected is very difficult – certainly when it concerns painful subjects such as the problem of agunot and mesuravot get. That was apparently the situation seems, when the film “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem” was screened this week to Israel’s rabbinical judges.

“Humiliation and pain” were the words they used to describe how they felt after watching the way in which they had been portrayed. “The film does not reflect reality,” they argued. “This is not our court; our judges are not like that,” said Rabbi Shimon Yaakobi, legal advisor to the religious courts.  Click to read more,,,

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