Family duty is paramount

Her character of Shira is on the brink of womanhood in an ultra-Orthodox Haredi Jewish community in Tel Aviv. She shyly goes with her mother to a local supermarket to spot the young man that her family is proposing she marry. However, on the evening of the Jewish holiday of Purim, while her father is doling out gifts of charity to the needy in the community, her very pregnant sister Esther collapses and dies while giving birth to a son.

The family, along with the community, is distraught, particularly Yochay (Klein), Esther’s grieving husband, and the parents of Esther and

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