'33 Moloch/Baal Ceremony at Soldier Field
>100,000+ jews gather at Soldier Field in Chicago
>Celebrate 3,000 years of jewish history by worshipping a fire-breathing statue of Moloch & feeding it children
>1933 event was called “The Romance of a People”
Judaism branches are like that . In that branch of orthodox- men and women are always separated, from an early age as three or four years old. When marriage are arranged, they meet each other (and always under supervision) three maybe four times at most before they get married. It is forbidden for men and women to touch each other unless married. There is no hand shaking and no other touch EVER between a man and a woman. The scene of them in a room together at the wedding is called "yichud" and it's the first time that they are alone together. They usually get to touch each other for the first time, and it's usually just holding hands. The wedding night is usually very difficult and even traumatic for some woman- they were raised separated and never talked to a man, and now they need to have sex with a man who never touched a woman either. They don't watch television, don't read romantic books and most information about the human body is not known to them. Some strong orthodox branches only talk Yiddish, so that the children or women won't be able to ran away, they won't even know how to talk to strangers. The thing with the clothes- modesty is very strict for them. The women are forbidden from wearing pants. Ever. Their legs should never be seen, the skirts always their knees- and socks or leggings up until the skirt. The elbow is never to be seen, nore the bones by the neck. Ones they married they should never show their hair, so some wear hats, some shave their head and put special cloth on the head, some wear synthetic hair, and some wear natural hair- but their own hair is not to be shown. So for Esty it was hard to take the clothes off at the beach. It's only natural, considering... About the ham sandwich- it is forbidden in Judaism to eat anything involved pork. It a very strict rule. There are rules for Jewish people, about what is allowed to eat and in what way- those rules are called "Kosher". But eating pork or ham is one of the huge forbidden things, more than any other forbidden animal (only some animals are allowed to be eaten, and only if they were killed in a very specific way that ment for them to suffer the least if at all). So when she ate the sandwich she felt she was sick, but then decided not to let what she was taught to define her now. About the Israeli girl- in Israel we are very straight forward, very honest, usually say the things as they are, even when it's not always the most polite thing to say- it's in our culture, I guess. Maybe because military service is mandatory here for men and women at age 18- so we got used to talk to the point, for better or worse... I guess that that's why she was so straight forward to Esty. She wasn't mean, just not as polite, and compared to the others, it seemed rude and mean. She was right about what she said- talent is not enough when compared to other people that practiced their art from an early age. Years of practice beats raw talent almost always. About the husband- it was sad, really... he really cared for her... sometimes it's just not enough.
This movie opened up my eyes about the underground movement in New York of women escaping their orthodox religion. Trying to divorce their men and trying to get full custody. I mean, i went into a rabbit hole and found other documentaries about this issue!!!!! These women lose ALL CUSTODY OF THEIR KIDS just because they chose not to follow the religion anymore, but the ex-husband does!!! I wasn't even AWARE the power that the orthodox people have in certain towns in New York, they practically OWN NEW YORK.