A sign at the ice cream parlor may caution men and women not to lick cones in public, but the warning didn't stop Jewish zealots vandalizing the shop in Jerusalem's main ultra-Orthodox neighborhood.
Renowned Israeli director Amos Gitai acknowledges that his film, "Kadosh," raises ire in segments of the observant community. "It's critical of certain elements of Jewish tradition that I consider to be reactionary," says the filmmaker, whose movie tells of two oppressed Orthodox women in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim. "But it's not a total denial. It's precise."