Israeli Film Festival Showing: “The Unorthodox”

When: Thu., Jan. 23, 7 p.m. 2020

Directed by Eliran Malka Narrative | Israel 2018 | 92 min. Hebrew, Yiddish with English subtitles Nominated for the 2019 Ophir Award for Best Picture It’s 1983 and the religious party in Israel is led by the Ashkenazi elite. Yakov Cohen, a Mizrahi printer in Jerusalem, doesn’t have money, connections, or political experience, but after his daughter is expelled from an Ashkenazi yeshiva, he decides that things need to change. The Unorthodox is a fictionalized account of the creation of Israel’s Shas party.