Year: 2001
UK: Miracle Communications
Directors: Sandi Simcha Dubowski, Susan Korda
Countries: USA / France / Israel
UK: 84 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains moderate sex references
UK Release Date: 30 May 2003


TREMBLING BEFORE G-D is an unprecedented feature documentary that shatters assumptions about faith, sexuality, and religious fundamentalism. Built around intimately-told personal stories of Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who are gay or lesbian, the film portrays a group of people who face a profound dilemma - how to reconcile their passionate love of Judaism and the Divine with the drastic Biblical prohibitions that forbid homosexuality. As the film unfolds, we meet a range of complex individuals - some hidden, some out - from the world's first openly gay Orthodox rabbi to closeted, married Hasidic gays and lesbians to those abandoned by religious families to Orthodox lesbian high-school sweethearts.