Tags: Kiddush

Kiddush [קידוש]

Arie, and Pnina are Holocaust survivors, religious people, living in Israel. They have a son named Yossi, who is about to have his Bar-Mitzvah. Most of the play is set in the 60s, and is affected by the euphoria from the war that was won at that time. Arie and Pnina are hard parents, haunted by the horror of the Holocaust. Pnina is willing to give up everything—including her own religion—for the German payments, while Arie is using all he has to get more respect and privileges at his synagogue. All of the scenes take place during Kiddush blessing on Shabbat dinner.