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At 5 P.M. on one of the intermediate days of Sukkot, ultra-Orthodox women flocked with their daughters up the broad staircase of a tall building on Strauss Street, at the edge of the Geula neighborhood in Jerusalem. In a wedding hall on the fifth floor, a screening of director Dina Perlstein's film "Thin Ice" was about to begin. The adjacent building once housed the Edison Cinema, which was a...