Tisha B'av Movie Screening
Sunday, 22 July, 7:30 pm at Park Row Synagogue.
Accompanied by a historical overview of Tisha B'av short service and light refreshments to break the fast.
May we merit to see the fulfillment of the prophecy "I will turn their mourning into joy and will comfort them and make them rejoice from their sorrow".
Csanad Szegedi’s story is remarkable; as vice-president of Jobbik, Hungary’s far-right extremist party, Szegedi regularly espoused anti-Semitic rhetoric and Holocaust denials. He was a founder of the Hungarian Guard, a now-banned militia inspired by the Arrow Cross, a pro-Nazi party complicit in the murder of thousands of Jews during WWII. Then came a revelation which upended his life: Szegedi’s maternal grandparents were revealed to be Jewish and his beloved grandmother an Auschwitz survivor who had hidden her faith fearing further persecution.
Keep Quiet depicts Szegedi’s three year journey as he confronts the painful truths of his family’s past, his own wrong doing and the turbulent history of his country, while embracing his newfound religion. But is this astonishing transformation a process of genuine reparation and spiritual awakening? Or is he simply a desperate man who, having failed to suppress the truth, has nowhere else to turn?
With a donation of £54 you can dedicate this special community evening in memory of a loved one or in honour of someone special.