by Rachel Kranson

2 Girls, 2 Opposing Jewish Culture in Mexico

As the title would suggest, Guita Schyfter’s “Novia Que Te Vea” [A Bride to Be] is a film about women destined to become brides. But the primary focus of this movie’s story line is not on weddings, or dating, or even romantic love. Instead, the relationship at the core of this film is the friendship between Oshinka and Rifke, two young Jewish-Mexican women who support and comfort each other through some of the most difficult decisions of their lives.

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Homeland / Diaspora

The articles in this special section:

Ellinides Evraies

by Alice Sparberg Alexiou

Alice Sparberg Alexiou interviews the Jewish women of Salonika, Greece.

Class and Caste: Jewish Women of India

by Sarah Blustain

Sarah Blustain is troubled by a chilling portrait of Baghdadi Jews in India.

Persecution & Belonging Memory & Identity

by Paulette Kershenovich

Paulette Kershenovich listens to newly voluble Latin American Jewish women.

Beyond Borscht and Babushkas

by Rachel Kranson

Rachel Kranson reports on Mexican Jewish brides-to-be and on immigrants to America from the former Soviet Union.