A Tale of a Woman and a Robe

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A Tale of a Woman and a Robe

The documentary film describes the process of creating the exhibition ‘A Tale of a Woman and a Robe’ and, by means of video-art segments, also integrates women’s voices on the issue from a personal, Jewish, historical and artistic point of view.

Each of the women attempt, in their own way, to give voice to the cry of the woman convert immersing before the dayanim, and to raise awareness vis-à-vis the ineligibility of women to serve as witnesses or rabbinic judges, both in this specific context and in Judaism in general.

As an artist and as a woman ineligible in the eyes of the halakha to bear witness, not to mention serve as a judge, I wish in this film to offer artistic and cinematic testimony that both exposes and examines the place of the woman in the conversion process – the one present at the ceremony and the one absent from it.

Festivals and Awards:

Winner of Best Film Prize 'Free-Style' Category - Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Forum Competition,2013, Epos Film Festival, Israel, 2013, Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, Israel, 2014

Director: Nurit Jacobs Yinon‬‏

Producer: Nurit Jacobs Yinon‬‏

Production Company: Aluma Films

Cinematographer: Roni Katzenelson

Editor: Ayelet Ofarim

Soundtrack Editor: Rotem Dror

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Emunah

Script: Nurit Jacobs Yinon‬‏

Distributor: Go2Films

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: מעשה בחלוק ואישה

The documentary film describes the process of creating the exhibition ‘A Tale of a Woman and a Robe’ and, by means of video-art segments, also integrates women’s voices on the issue from a personal, Jewish, historical and artistic point of view.

Each of the women attempt, in their own way, to give voice to the cry of the woman convert immersing before the dayanim, and to raise awareness vis-à-vis the ineligibility of women to serve as witnesses or rabbinic judges, both in this specific context and in Judaism in general.

As an artist and as a woman ineligible in the eyes of the halakha to bear witness, not to mention serve as a judge, I wish in this film to offer artistic and cinematic testimony that both exposes and examines the place of the woman in the conversion process – the one present at the ceremony and the one absent from it.

Festivals and Awards:

Winner of Best Film Prize 'Free-Style' Category - Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Forum Competition,2013, Epos Film Festival, Israel, 2013, Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, Israel, 2014

 

Director: Nurit Jacobs Yinon‬‏

Producer: Nurit Jacobs Yinon‬‏

Production Company: Aluma Films

Cinematographer: Roni Katzenelson

Editor: Ayelet Ofarim

Soundtrack Editor: Rotem Dror

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Emunah

Script: Nurit Jacobs Yinon‬‏

Distributor: Go2Films

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: מעשה בחלוק ואישה

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