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    Matchmaker, Make Me A (Orthodox) Match

    “Into the Void” offers a glimpse into Ultra-Orthodox marriages and the role of women in Orthodox Jewish life.

    Rama Burshtein, the director of Fill the Void—a new film about the complex world of Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish women—only found religion herself two decades ago. Burshtein, now 45, was born into a secular Jewish family in New York; she’s now a practicing Orthodox in Tel Aviv.

    Her own religious journey helped inform Fill the Void, which has been the subject of much critical acclaim and controversy about the role of women in Orthodox Jewish life.

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