Loving Leah (TV Movie 2009) - IMDb

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When his estranged brother dies suddenly, Jake Lever is confronted with an old Jewish custom. In days past, a man was expected to marry his deceased brother's childless widow, but it is now customary to perform a ceremony releasing the pair from the obligation. During the Halizah ceremony, Jake feels uncomfortable renouncing his brother's memory. Additionally, Leah wishes to escape the confines of her orthodox community and avoid her mother's matchmaking. On the spur of the moment, Leah and Jake decide to enter into a platonic marriage of convenience.Written by L. Hamre

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25 January 2009 (USA) See more »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Loving Leah episode #58.2 See more »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions See more » Show detailed company contact information on IMDbPro »

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1.33 : 1 See full technical specs »Edit To prepare for her role, lead actress Lauren Ambrose spent time with women of the close-knit Hasidic community. See more »A sign outside the Reform synagogue says that the rabbi's name is Gerry, so there's no expectation that the synagogue will turn out to have a female rabbi. However, for Leah's mother, a glance at the synagogue's sign is enough to reveal that the rabbi is a woman. See more »

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