American Birthright

'American Birthright' is a significant film that follows an honest and complex search for truth and religious identity.

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American Birthright

American Birthright is a feature-length documentary that follows an Israeli-American's grapple with religion, love, and identity after her younger sister marries outside the faith. Becky journeys to carve out her identity as an Israeli immigrant in Los Angeles by consulting a handful of Rabbis, religious experts, mentors, and family around her initial question, "should I marry Jewish?" What she finds changes her initial question to "why be Jewish?" & shifts the very course of her life. American Birthright isn't a solely Jewish story — Becky gives an authentic voice to those struggling to fit in, find their purpose and identity, and own their individuality in a world that begs assimilation.
Not Rated
Genre
Documentary, Women and Film, Jewish Culture, Religion
Runtime
66
Language
English, Hebrew
Director
Becky Tahel
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