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Dir. DianaGroo (63min, Hungary, 2013)
Regina Jones, played here by Rachel Weisz was the first female Rabbi– a prototypical feminist, who would have never copped to the term.
The daughter of an Orthodox Jewish peddler, Jonas was ordained in Berlin in 1935, but not without a fight. During the rise of the Nazi era, her sermons soothed and encouraged persecuted Jews, but she could not save herself, eventually perishing in Auschwitz in 1944.Director Diana Groo employs a jazzy archival style reminiscent of PéterForgács, and gives voice to Regina’s life.