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ReelQ: Trembling Before G-d 

When: Thu., May 24, 7-9 p.m.
Phone: 412-435-1110
Price: FREE
Through intimately-told personal stories of LGBTQ Hasidic and Orthodox Jews, this film explores a profound dilemma – how to reconcile their passionate love of Judaism and the Divine with the Biblical prohibitions that forbid homosexuality. Shot in six countries, Trembling Before G-d is a documentary that shatters assumptions about faith, sexuality, and religious fundamentalism. As the film unfolds, we meet a range of complex individuals—as diverse as the world’s first openly gay Orthodox rabbi; closeted, married Hasidic gays and lesbians; people abandoned by religious families; and Orthodox lesbian high-school sweethearts. Though many have been rejected, yet , they love, care,


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