Thursday, April 13, 2006


Do you believe it is possible to change? Can you repent of the scumbag you were, give up the old ways, and become a new person? Can you extend charity to the undeserving and make it out the other side?

The film Ushpizin examines just these questions. And for good measure, the notion of faith, God's plan for us and miracles are included. Set in Jerusalem among Hassidim, Ultra-Orthodox Jews, the story follows the trevails of Moshe and his wife Mali during The Feast of Tabernacles, Sukkoth.

Neither overly sentimental nor cynical, Ushpizin reveals how we are "guests" in this temporary world. This movie gets 5/5 stars from me. Please, do yourself a favor and rent Ushpizin on DVD today. Mazel tov!

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