This past Saturday night, a group of thirty gathered at Chabad of Abington to attend a pre-release screening of the film. Following the Havdala ceremony, in which a blessing is made on man’s first discovery of fire and the light it brings to darkness, the audience was treated to the first public viewing of the film.
Their response was unanimous: This was one of those night-outs for which they would have no regrets.
Following the film, many in the audience shared their thoughts with the film’s director, Bentzi Avtzon. Some spoke of the artist, some of his wife, some even spoke of the symbolism of this story carries for the resilience of the Jewish people. “Throughout history we have gotten knocked down,” said one of the men in attendance, “but not only do we come back, we come back with something stronger and more beautiful.”
In trying times such as these are for Jewish people across the world, this is a film that could come at no better time.