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It might sound like a ridiculous bar joke with a complicated punch line but what happens when a rabbinical matchmaker, a newly-married, young Hasidic couple and a single, orthodox hip-hop artist explore the precise meaning of humanity’s most powerful word? Kosher Love looks at the search for true love and bible-instructed marriage in the orthodox / Hasidic world as it pushes back against an ever encroaching, wired, secular world and its idea of momentary, selfish love.

What happens next? How do members of this insular community walk their pilgrimage of romance surrounded by the sultry and omnipresent taboo encounters on secular TV, books, movies and the internet? Where is that religious boundary drawn and how are ancient marital customs protected?

SCENE FROM THE FILM: A 33-year-old single musician, the middle child between two married sisters, feels the pressure is on to find a wife and settle down.

Using levity, animation, fly-on-the-wall observation and some sit-down silliness, Kosher Love interweaves a complex narrative of different religious participants exploring humanity’s most terrifying and sacred word.

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Listen to an interview with director Evan Beloff

Walking a tightrope of expectation and deception, Kosher Love documents the hopes and revelations of several religious Jews’ search for love while simultaneously hoping to demonstrate we’re all the same in our pursuit of intimacy, support and relationships and that ultimately, our humanity binds all of us in this most universal of discoveries.

Watch a Q&A with the team and people featured in Kosher Love

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