Gmina Dołhobyczów is a rural gmina in Hrubieszów County, Lublin Voivodeship, in eastern Poland, on the border with Ukraine. Its seat is the village of Dołhobyczów, which lies 28 kilometres south-east of Hrubieszów and 127 km south-east of the regional capital Lublin; the gmina covers an area of 214.19 square kilometres, as of 2006 its total population is 6,100. Gmina Dołhobyczów contains the villages and settlements of Białystok, Chłopiatyn, Chochłów, Dłużniów, Dołhobyczów, Dołhobyczów-Kolonia, Gołębie, Horodyszcze, Hulcze, Kadłubiska, Kościaszyn, Liski, Majdan, Mołczany, Myców, Oszczów, Oszczów-Kolonia, Przewodów, Siekierzyńce, Sulimów, Sulimów-Kolonia, Uśmierz, Witków, Wólka Poturzyńska, Wyżłów, Zaadamie, Żabcze, Zaręka and Żniatyn. Gmina Dołhobyczów is bordered by the gminas of Mircze and Ulhówek, it borders Ukraine. Polish official population figures 2006 A new border crossing has opened providing direct access to Ukraine, you can see the building on Google Earth
Menashe is a 2017 Yiddish-language American drama film directed by Joshua Z. Weinstein, it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017, where it was acquired by A24 for U. S. distribution. The film was released in the United States on July 28, 2017. Menashe, a widowed Hasidic Jewish man, tries to regain custody of his ten-year-old son Rieven. Rieven is living with his aunt and uncle per a ruling by the Rabbi that Menashe must first remarry to provide a proper home for his son. Menashe's first marriage was unhappy, he is reluctant to wed again, he works as a clerk in a grocery store with a difficult manager, has a hard time earning enough money for himself. He doesn't wear the traditional black coat and top hat in public, though his son tells him he would look nice in one. Eizik, his successful brother-in-law, looks down on him, they argue in front of the Rabbi, who lets Rieven stay with Menashe for a week, until the upcoming memorial service for his wife, but reiterates the requirement for a two-parent home.
Eizik wants the memorial meal in his finer home, but Menashe insists on having it in his shabby apartment. Getting a "bachelor-proof" recipe for kugel from a neighbor, Menashe puts the pan in the oven before going to the cemetery for the service, he and the participants, including the Rabbi, return to an apartment full of smoke. Eizik criticizes the burnt kugel. Menashe is told he must first find a wife. Menashe says, he goes to the ritual bath, dons a coat and top hat. The plot of Menashe is loosely based on Lustig's life. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times he said that "unlike Menashe in the film, I'm not a schlimazel by nature. Maybe just a schlimazel by situation."Customs and religious practices depicted include: a Lag BaOmer bonfire studying texts in the beth midrash a Farbrengen Negel vasser - morning ritual, bedside hand washing. Wearing the tallit katan undergarment wearing the rekel overcoat Mikvah, immersion in a ritual bathThe film was shot over the course of two years in Borough Park, home to one of the largest Orthodox Jewish populations outside of Israel, a decision that Weinstein has said was motivated by a desire for authenticity.
In an interview before the film's Sundance premiere, he said, "When I thought about making a film in Borough Park, in Yiddish, with real Hasidic Jews, to me, it was just as interesting as any documentary I made." Menashe Lustig as Menashe Ruben Niborski as Rieven Yoel Weisshaus as Eizik Meyer Schwartz as Rabbi The film premiered on January 23, 2017, at the Sundance Film Festival. A trailer was released on April 19; the film was released only on Blu-ray in the United States by A24, rather than Lions Gate, who handles their home entertainment distribution. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 97% based on 102 reviews, with an average rating of 7.6/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Menashe offers an intriguing look at a culture whose unfamiliarity to many viewers will be rendered irrelevant by the story's universally affecting themes and thoughtful approach." On Metacritic the film has a score of 81 out of 100, based on 25 critics, indicating "universal acclaim". Official website Menashe on IMDb