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“Fill the Void”

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Rama Burshtein, director of “Fill the Void,” and Hadas Yaron, who plays the lead, 18-year-old Shira, the youngest daughter of an Orthodox Hasidic family living in Tel Aviv, who is about to be married. But Shira’s world is shattered when her older sister dies while giving birth to her first child. Deep in mourning, the family postpones Shira’s wedding and struggles to deal with their grief. “Fill The Void” opens May 24.

Guests:

Rama Burshtein and Hadas Yaron
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Comments [2]

Arthur from Rochester, New York

I listened to the podcast recently, and I want to challenge Rama Burshtein on the existence of a commandment to get so drunk on Purim that one cannot tell the difference between Mordechai and Haima. I believe that it is a custom (minhag) that is followed to a very small degree (at least in my moderern orthodox synagogue.) Without discussing the merits or lack thereof of losing one's ability to discern between right and wrong, all 613 commandments - the 248 positive and the 365 negative one - can be directly related to The Torah (The Five Books of Moses) that includes no reference to Purim or the Story of Ester, which is told in a seperate writting in Tanach or Hebrew Bible. You Leonard were a gentleman, but Rama Burshtein was wrong,

Jun. 04 2013 05:54 PM
Sredni Vashtar from the Shed Out Back

Somehow I doubt Jews dressed that way 3,000 years ago.

May. 23 2013 01:17 PM

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