Tisha B’Av Service and Film Screening

Top Pick August 13, 2016 Brookline Free 0
Blessed is the Match
Blessed is the Match

Join us for the traditional Eichah (Book of Lamentations) reading followed by a film screening of a thought-provoking, contemporary film, the critically acclaimed award-winning film “Blessed is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh.” In 1944, 22-year-old Hannah Senesh parachuted into Nazi-occupied Europe with a small group of Jewish volunteers from Palestine. Theirs was the only military rescue mission for Jews that occurred in World War II. Narrated by Academy Award winner Joan Allen, the multi-award-winning BLESSED IS THE MATCH follows the remarkable journey of this young Hungarian poet and diarist, paratrooper and resistance fighter. Told through Hannah’s letters, diaries, and poems, her mother’s memoirs, and the recollections of those who knew and loved her (including two of her fellow parachutists), the film traces her life from her childhood in Budapest to her time in British-controlled Palestine, where she was drawn by the Kibbutz Movement that sought to build an independent Jewish state, to her daring mission to rescue Jews in her native Hungary. Both devastating and inspiring, BLESSED IS THE MATCH offers an intimate portrait of a singularly talented, courageous and complex girl who believed that one person could be a flame that burns brightly in even the darkest hours.

7:48 Fast begins
8:45 Evening Services
9:15 Eichah Reading (Lamentations) followed by
9:30 Film and then Discussion

Film will be projected in HD.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016, 8:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Chai Center
105 St Paul St
Brookline, MA 02446
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