Synopsis by Mark Deming
A devoutly Jewish women finds love outside her faith and is forced to make a difficult decision in this drama. Rachel Pearlman (Sabrina Boudot) was raised in a family of Hassidic Jews and works in the jewelry store owned by her father Chaim (Ben Hammer). Chaim thinks that it's time that his daughter got married, and he often arranges meetings with men from the Hassidic community, but none of them strike Rachel's fancy. Nick (Alex Draper) comes to work at the store to pay off a repair bill on a ring he purchased, and he's immediately smitten with Rachel. Rachel finds herself just as attracted to Nick, but Nick is a gentile, and becoming involved with him would be offensive both to her family and her faith. In spite of this, Rachel and Nick begin dating on the sly, until Chiam finds out and demands that she stop seeing him. Chiam makes plans to marry off Rachel as soon as possible, but Rachel still loves Nick, and she is forced to choose between her family and community and the man who has stolen her heart. Nick and Rachel was shown at Cinema Judaica '97, the 1997 Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival.
choices, engagement, gentile, Judaism, ring [jewelry]