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What's a Person's Worth? In Israel, Depends Who That Person Is

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30.11.2021

I watched the film “Worth” this week. It’s a very interesting movie, following the process of setting the amount of compensation for the victims of the September 11th attacks. The central ethical dilemma at the film’s core pertains to whether the compensation should be equal for all the victims. Or, to put it bluntly, is the life of a CEO who worked in one of the Twin Towers offices worth the same as the life of a janitor who cleaned them, or of a firefighter who was killed trying to save the people trapped in the buildings (anyone wants to guess the answer?).

When I came out of the movie, in the cinema foyer I passed a line of huge posters of actors on the wall. I assume my eyes wouldn’t have stopped on any of them, had I not noticed the scribbling on one figure’s face and the black holes made around the head and groin area.

The poster was of actor Moshe Ivgy, in the role of a character in one of his movies. Apparently, it was a to-be-continued scribble. Someone wrote........

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