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Ushpizin

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This Month's Film: Ushpizin
Cuisine: Jewish

I've had my eye on this film for quite some time, and when I looked a little more closely at the description, I thought it would be perfect for my first foray into the Jewish culture. Here's the NetFlix synopsis:

"A downtrodden couple finds hope and good fortune -- amid unexpected houseguests -- in this humorous take on religious Jews living in a modern world. Moshe (Shuli Rand) and his wife are given a sum to help prepare for the holy holiday of Succoth and end up hosting two unannounced guests (rather, escaped prisoners). The couple must deal with their boorish visitors, who reveal Moshe's not-so-holy past, while upholding their faith."

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