- Production: Dikla Barkai, Jonathan Aroch
- Written By: Hava Deevon, Eliezer Shapiro
- Distributed By: Go2Films
- Country: Israel
- Language: Hebrew
Srugim - Season 1, Ep. 9
Srugim takes as its starting point the generation of Modern Orthodox Jews who are simultaneously extremely observant and also, genuinely, contemporary. (The title means knitted, and refers to the stitching of a style of yarmulke, as well the characters’ full integration into Israeli society). It begins with its characters going on a familiar series of bad dates—the blind date, the speed date, the date that devolves into a fight about salaries—clichés that, as with everything about Srugim, are lightly reinvigorated by religion. The closet case, sleeping with an ex, losing one’s virginity, trying to advance one’s career, weekly dinners with friends: Srugim puts all of these recognizable beats in a new cultural context. It is comfort food you’ve never tasted before. Eat up.
In a mix-up, Reut ends up with two dates at Shabbat dinner, Nati injures himself trying to escape the tension between he and Yifat, while Yifat is looking for an escape of her own with a move to an area away from Jerusalem and the pain of having been rejected.