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French independent film next at Murphy Library, Thursday, March 27

Posted on: March 25, 2014

Moving to another country is never easy, not even when you are Jewish and Israel beckons.

This Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing its Film Movement selection from France, Aliyah, about a young Jewish man in Paris planning a move to the “promised land.” The film is shown in French with English subtitles and is not appropriate for children. Running time is 90 minutes.

“Aliyah” means “moving up” and that is why Alex is going to Israel. He is not happy with his life. He sells drugs for a living and often the money pays off his manic brother’s bad loans. Then, too, he and his girlfriend have split. When his cousin announces plans to open a restaurant in Tel Aviv, Alex wants in.

First, his required “aliyah,” is for immigration documents and studying Hebrew. His personal “aliyah” includes good-byes to friends, girlfriends, and to his brother, and none of them are easy. Call 837-2417 for details.

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1 Response to "French independent film next at Murphy Library, Thursday, March 27"

“The Hebrew word aliyah translates as “elevation” or “going up.” It is, in fact, used both for being called up to the Torah reading and for moving to the Land of Israel.Aliyah to Israel,” according to Rabbi Yossi Lew of Chabad.

His comment is posted on the Chabad.org blog.

Sincerely,
Moisha Pipik

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