Winner of five Israeli Academy Awards, Time of Favour is a psychological thriller about the commander of a Hesder army unit (Hesder yeshivas combine Torah study with army service), his dynamic right-wing spiritual leader, Rabbi Meltzer, his love for the rabbi’s daughter, Michal, a nationalist plot that is brewing to blow up the Temple Mount in his ranks, and the Shin Bet’s caustic distrust of non secular Israelis.
Although Menachem is a beloved student and commander, the rabbi has not chosen him to be the suitor for his daughter. Instead, the bone will be thrown to Pini, a brilliant student. But the rabbi’s daughter won’t allow herself to be some prize. And when she scorns Pini, Pini starts planning his own retribution.