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David Ofek and Mia Webb | Documentary | Israel | 2019 | Hebrew w/English subtitles | 59m | PG-13

In Israel, no Jewish divorce is complete without the man literally giving the woman back her freedom. The film follows several such “chained” women and their religious lawyer, Batya, as they embark on a struggle against the rabbinical courts.

Accompanied by a Zoom webinar about the film; see below for details. Ticket and pass holders are pre-registered, and will receive an initial confirmation and a reminder one (1) hour before the program starts. Please join us for this powerful conversation as part of both Israel@75 Birthday Series and Women’s History Month.

Panel Conversation (March 22, 7 pm): Dr. Smadar Ben-Natan, affiliate faculty at UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies and Israeli human rights lawyer and Rabbi Moshe Kletenik, head of the Pacific Northwest Regional Beth Din speak with Prof. Mika Ahuvia of UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies.

Streaming Window: March 13-26

To learn more about the film and watch a trailer, check out the SJFF event page. To browse the rest of the films offered this year at SJFF, check out the Films page. For all things SJFF, including FAQs, ticket procurement, etc., check out the event program page and watch the event trailer here.

This screening is sponsored by Jewish Family Service and the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Washington.