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Short Films, Big Messages

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/short_films_big_messages_20040827

In Sidney Lumet's searing short film, "The Rachel Aria," a fanatical Jew tears a Torah scroll while making a horrific vow: He's decided to let himself and his adopted child be boiled alive rather than convert to Christianity; he won't save her by revealing she's actually the daughter of the cardinal, his arch-nemesis.

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