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Film Review: Ushpizin

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This Month's Film: Ushpizin
Cuisine: Jewish

It's the eve of the Sukkot celebration in Jerusalem, and Moshe and his wife Mali have no money to pay for the traditional feast and the building of a sukkah, a temporary shelter where Jewish families typically spend the week of Sukkot. Not only are they behind in their rent, and the cupboard is bare, they have been trying in vain for years to conceive a child, and Mali blames their woes on Moshi for not praying hard enough at the temple. In this eleventh hour, it becomes clear that only a miracle will bring them the Sukkot of their dreams.

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