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Precious Life

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Running time: 90 minutes

Saturday, February 28 • 8:00 p.m.

Location: David Posnack Jewish Community

 Members: $9 • Community $11

Born without an immune system, a 4-month-old Palestinian boy, would die without a bone marrow transplant, a procedure that could only be done in an Israeli hospital.  Learning of the baby's suffering, Israeli journalist Shlomi Eldar put out a plea for help on national television, prompting a donor to pay the $50,000 needed for the transplant.  The resulting emotional journey of Mohammad and his mother, Raida, is captured in Eldar's documentary, Precious Life.  When Raida tells Eldar that she would let her son grow up to be a "martyr" for the sake of Jerusalem, Eldar grapples with the moral dilemma of saving a child who may someday be encouraged to sacrifice his life to kill Israelis.  The film has won critical acclaim for its raw depiction of courage and the fight for the life of a child, regardless of religion and politics.

Director: Shlomi Eldar • 2014, Israel
Hebrew with English subtitles

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 A Place in Heaven

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Running time: 117 minutes

Tuesday, March 3 • 8:00 p.m.

Location: David Posnack Jewish Community

 Members: $9 • Community $11

Strangely. the Jewish halacha (religious law) permits the trade of one person's place in heaven for another's.  But what happens when that law leaves the ancient books and asserts itself into real life?  This story spans 40 years of Israel's history, but at its heart, it is about father-son relationships.  A young officer returns from a daring mission.  He is so hungry that he arrogantly accepts the cook assistant's offer -- a spicy omelet in return for the officer's place in heaven.  Fast-forward 40 years, the officer, now a lonely, bitter, retired general, is on his death bed.  His estranged son, who to his father's dismay has found religion, now finds himself in a race against time to locate the cook and cancel the contract before his father dies.  If he succeeds, he can save his father's soul and maybe his as well.Director: Yossi Madmony • 2013, Israel
Hebrew with English subtitles

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  Eshet Chail   

Featuring the Revital of Israel Dance Ensemble

Sunday, March 1 • 7:30 p.m.

Location: Orlove Auditorium at the David Posnack JCC
5850 S. Pine Island Rd., Davie

Members: $8 • Community: $10

 Adorned in beautiful costumes, singing songs both inspirational and emotional, this talented dance ensemble will entertain with a spectacular performance that tells the story of Eshet Chail, a woman of valor, and pays tribute to the Jewish woman.

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