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Directed by: Avraham Kushnir
90 Minutes, 2008, Drama; Romance

Bruriah and her husband Rabbi Meir lived in the second century A.D., a time when the Rabbis declared “women are light-minded.” Bruriah, a most learned and intelligent woman, mocked their statement. In order to prove their justification, Rabbi Meir sent one of his students to seduce her. Bruriah was seduced and when she discovered that it had been planned by her husband, she died by suicide.

In the present day, a woman who also bears the name Bruriah deals with childhood trauma: a life of boycott and excommunication that was imposed on her following a book written by her father about the same act. Bruriah embarks on a journey to find the one copy of the book that may have survived. Her husband opposes the search because Bruriah’s desire to locate the book poses a threat to the lifestyle he has built for his family.


Director: Avraham Kushnir

Producer: Avraham Kushnir

Cast: Baruch Brener

Cast: Hadar Galron

Cast: Alon Aboutboul

Cast: Shmuel Atzmon

Cast: Israel Sasha Demidov

Distributor: IsraeliFilms


"Avraham Kushnir directed a clever, thought-provoking film, with modest cinematography, trusting the audience's intelligence... Bruriah is a worthy cinematic achievement that is a credit to its creators."

- Yehuda Stav, Yediot Aharonot  

"... A fascinating film that gets more and more intriguing as it goes along... Hadar Galron presents an enchanting character and captures the whole screen.. [she] manages to lay out the full scan of feminine and human needs."

- Gidi Orsher, Galei Zahal radio station