The Ladies Auxiliary Setting & Symbolism

Tova Mirvis
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Friday Afternoon

It is on a Friday afternoon that Batsheva and Ayala arrive in the Memphis Jewish community.

Shabbos

Shabbos is the seventh day of the Jewish week and a day of rest and worship. Shabbos begins at sundown on Friday and lasts through sundown on Saturday.

The Shul

The shul is the temple, or place of worship for the Jewish town.

The School

This Jewish community in Memphis prides itself in having its own Jewish school although enrollment is very low. When the school building was originally built, its ground breaking was covered by the Memphis newspaper The Commercial Appeal.

White-Blond Hair

It is Batsheva's white-blond hair that gives the women the first clue that she was not born Jewish.

Wooden Mezuzah

This wooden case holds specified verses from the Torah. It is this Jewish symbol that Batsheva lifts Ayala to kiss before they enter their new...

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