While living in Jerusalem, a young and striking woman is accused of adultery and banished from the country, and must find a way to reclaim her life in America. The hallmark of the haredim is their adherence to the letter of Jewish law, and they are thus cocooned in tradition and observance. But the law is a double-edged sword that also subjects Dina to a modern version of the biblically ordained public ordeal that will either vindicate or destroy her completely. In her willing but arranged marriage, Dina finds these deeply repressed passions increasingly difficult to ignore.
Emma Watson The moment of the arrest was captured on camera: Men with PFA Policia Federal Argentina emblazoned in yellow on the backs of their flak jackets ran from a van and surrounded a single-storey villa in a rural a suburb south of Buenos Aires. A voice off-screen shouts: A group of four officers then pound the front door in with a battering ram and disappear inside.
The house belongs to a man called Peter Schmidt and he is harbouring a wanted man who has been on the run for nine years. After handcuffing Schmidt, police move down the hallway to a bedroom. Paul Schaefer, an year-old German man wanted in Chile for unspeakable crimes. He lets out an audible sigh.
InSchaefer had fled child sex abuse charges in Chile, and injust a year before his dramatic arrest, he was tried in absentia and found guilty. But there was more. But Schaefer, frail, pale, like a deer in headlights, just blinked at the camera lights flashing around him and said nothing.
The truth was this: Colonia Dignidad, initially established as an immigrant community by a group of Germans after World War II to celebrate their language and culture, was taken over by Schaefer, a former Nazi, in shortly after he arrived in Chile. In four decades he turned the harmless, if eccentric, agricultural community into an isolated cult, with watchtowers and weapons.
His almost-Messianic status within the group meant his abuse of children would go unchallenged. Pinochet would send dissenters to Colonia Dignidad to be imprisoned and tortured, an episode to which German diplomats working in the Chilean embassy turned a blind eye.
Now a new film starring Emma Watson attempts to shed renewed light on this dark chapter in Chilean history.
|Sotah by Naomi Ragen||The hallmark of the haredim is their adherence to the letter of Jewish law, and they are thus cocooned in tradition and observance.|
Colonia Dignidad began as a utopian experiment. Its residents, wearing traditional dress lederhosen, hats, headscarvesand cut off from the outside world, lived in a Bavarian-style village and worked in mills, factories, farms — even a hospital that the community built. Even today there are a number of communities where people still speak German and celebrate German customs.
He was born in in Troisdorf, just south of Cologne, became an evangelist preacher, but was fired from an early job as a church youth leader following an allegation he had abused young boys under his watch.
He then started an orphanage but an arrest warrant was issued after the mother of two boys claimed he molested them. Members of the group began adopting Chilean children from poor local families - giving Schaefer a seemingly endless supply of victims.
Followers would confess their sins to Schaefer, who they described as a Christ-like figure, referring to him as Der Permanente Onkel The Permanent Uncle. But he was an unlikely looking Messiah: Newborn babies were taken from their mothers and raised by "nurses" known as aunts.
Men were made to work in the mills and plants; women in the stables, kitchens, and hospital. Getty Claudio Salinas, the author of a book on Colonia Dignidad, appeared in a Spanish-language documentary about the sect indirected by Jose Maldavsky. And thanks to government subsidies, it was allowed to flourish.
When police raided the compound, they found machine guns, grenades, surface-to-air missiles, and rocket launchers Heinz Kunz, an ex-settler who left the group in the Eighties, told Maldavsky: There were dogs, trained to hunt escapees; sensors hidden under rocks and leaves surrounding the property which set off alarms should anyone breach the barbed wire perimeter.
Youngsters were given sedatives to control them. When police eventually raided the compound inthey found machine guns, grenades, surface-to-air missiles, and rocket launchers - illegal, military grade firepower stashed away on behalf of the Pinochet regime.
Pinochet died in aged 91 while awaiting trial, before he could account for his atrocities."Sotah is the story of beautiful, fragile Dina Reich, a young woman in Jerusalem's ultrareligious haredi enclave who is accused of the community's most unforgivable sin: adultery.
The hallmark of the haredim is their adherence to the letter of Jewish law, and they are thus cocooned in tradition and observance. "Sotah is the story of beautiful, fragile Dina Reich, a young woman in Jerusalem's ultra religious haredi enclave who is accused of the community's most unforgivable sin: adultery.
Although Dina was brought up to be an obedient daughter and dutiful wife, she has yearnings -- for knowledge, for romance, for excitement -- that she knows her life will never satisfy/5.
Sotah brings us the story of Dina Reich, a haredi* woman from Meah Shearim. Dina is 17 when she must marry a man.
She marries Judah Gutman, a carpenter. At first she doesn't love him, but, just like any other haredi girl, she hopes she'll just get used to him. 5/5(1). The regulations require that the ordeal take place when the woman is brought to an Israelite priest, or when she is brought before God.
The Mishnah reports that, in the time of the Second Temple, she was taken to the East Gate of the Temple, in front of the Nikanor gate. Beautiful, fragile Dina Reich, a young woman in Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox haredi enclave, stands accused of the community’s most unforgivable sin: adultery.
Raised with her sisters to be an obedient daughter and a dutiful wife, Dina secretly yearned for the knowledge, romance, and excitement that she knew her circumscribed life would never satisfy. G d’s displeasure with Miriam brought her swift punishment.
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