Are Ultra Orthodox Jews Influencing Israeli Film?

Nothing beats a good book. But a great movie can come close, no? Some recent movies from Israel, made by Orthodox Jews have been getting some real buzz (and probably some awards as well).

I came upon this thoughtful article about the portrayal of religion in Israeli movies recently. The author states:  “it is already clear that 2012 will be remembered as the year in which Israeli movies finally found God.”

He makes a comparison to a similar recent trend in Israeli popular music  “It is as likely to find a love song to The Lord topping the pop charts these days as it is to find a love song to a girl.”

Read the article: