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Trembling Before G-D
Trembling Before G-d tells the story of how one can reconcile apassionate love of Judaism and the Divine with the drastic Biblical prohibitions that forbid homosexuality.
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Trembling Before G-d is built around intimately-told personal stories of Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who are gay or lesbian. The documentary portrays a group of people who face a profound dilemma - how to reconcile their passionate love of Judaism and the Divine with the drastic Biblical prohibitions that forbid homosexuality. As the film unfolds, we meet a range of complex individuals - some hidden, some out - from the world's first openly gay Orthodox rabbi to closeted, married Hasidic gays and lesbians to those abandoned by religious families to Orthodox lesbian high-school sweethearts. Filmed over over five years in Brooklyn, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, London, Miami, and San Francisco, Trembling Before G-d is an international project with global implications that strikes at the meaning of religious identity and tradition in a modern world.
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