Rama Burshtein and Meir Soloveichik Talk "Fill the Void"

The Israeli director and the American rabbi team up to discuss her groundbreaking film about marriage and Jewish life.


Observation
Sept. 23 2021
About the authors

Meir Soloveichik is the rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel in New York and director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University.

Rama Burshtein is an Israeli filmmaker and the director of Fill the Void and The Wedding Plan.

Jonathan Silver is the editor of Mosaic.

Earlier this month Mosaic hosted a special High Holy Day screening of the award-winning 2012 Israeli film Fill the Void. After, we convened a discussion with the film’s director, the Israeli filmmaker Rama Burshtein, and the American rabbi Meir Soloveichik, and Mosaic’s editor Jonathan Silver. The discussion can be watched below, or read in a lightly edited transcript.

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