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'Trembling Before G-d' Film to Be Shown

By Ralph Derickson

 

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The film, built around intimately told personal stories of Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who are gay or lesbian, 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.

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Lexington, Ky. (Oct. 30, 2002) -- The film "Trembling Before G-d," a feature documentary that shatters assumptions about faith, sexuality and religious fundamentalism, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Lexington Public Library.

The film, built around intimately told personal stories of Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who are gay or lesbian, 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.

The presentation of the film is co-sponsored by Temple Adath Israel, Sr. Chai, Lexington Havurah, Hadassah, and University of Kentucky Women's Studies and Judaic Studies programs.

To reserve a seat for one of the film's showings, call Temple Adath Israel, (859) 269-2979.


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