Kadosh
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Rivka and Malka are two Orthodox Jewish sisters living in one of the most traditional communities in Jerusalem, and both are coming up against conflicts between their faith and their gender. Rivka and Meir have been married for 10 years, but are childless. Despite his real love for his wife, Meir feels he must follow tradition and take another, fertile wife. Meanwhile, Malka goes through with an arranged marriage, despite having fallen for a young student. When the realities of her enclosed world become clear to her, she is faced with a choice: to become just another womb, or to face leaving… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An unforgettably emotional film, as the love between the lead characters becomes shot through with tension, guilt and jealousy."
‑ Joshua Tanzer, Offoffoff
"Gitai handles his potentially melodramatic material with unfailing taste and compassion, encouraging his audience to think long and hard about the moral dilemmas his film intelligently explores."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"An incredibly sensitive Israeli film about the harsh effects of religious zealotry."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A poignantly disturbing look at the social contradictions inherent in a lifestyle bound by religious duty."
‑ Emily Bobrow, Film Journal International
"The emphasis of the film is on how the ultra-Orthodox Jews of that sect live by the letter of the Torah in everything they do."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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