Israeli premiere of ‘Between the Stone and the Flower’

Israeli premiere of ‘Between the Stone and the Flower’

This week a team of people from Shavei Israel went to Tel Aviv to visit ANU – Museum of the Jewish People for a special sold-out screening of ‘Between the Stone and the Flower: The Duality of the Conversos’ with Genie Milgrom herself!
 
The documentary  is the story of the remarkable odyssey of our dear friend Genie as she embarks on a decades-long quest to uncover her Jewish lineage.
 
After the film, the audience had the opportunity to ask Genie questions about her journey and the film. 
 
Born in Havana, Cuba, and raised in Miami, Genie’s education was steeped in Roman Catholicism, from grade school to university. Despite her upbringing, she carried a persistent sense of disconnection within her Spanish Catholic surroundings. Genie’s story is one of twists and turns, as she confronts the challenging choice to transition from her traditional Catholic family in Spain to embracing Judaism, ultimately opting for an Orthodox path. Her decision sends shockwaves through her family and friends, while her own conviction about her family’s Jewish roots in the Iberian Peninsula centuries prior only deepens.

 
Her story follows many twists and turns as she makes the difficult decision to convert to Judaism from the midst of a traditional Catholic family from Spain and chooses an Orthodox route for her future. Together with her husband Michael, an Ashkenazi of Romanian origins, she finally reaches the truth of her family in an engaging film that is not to be missed! Research for the film was carried out in locations that touched Genie’s Crypto-Jewish lineage such as Cuba. Spain, Portugal, Canary Islands, Cartagena, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Key West and Miami, Florida. To sign up for future viewings arranged by Shavei Israel, email us. The trailer can be viewed here:

 

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