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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2: One of the Season’s Most Powerful Scenes Involves a Rabbi

Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you have not watched the fifth episode of the second season of “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

(JTA) — “The Handmaid’s Tale” is one of the bleakest shows on television. The second season, which has been underway on Hulu since last month, is arguably even more brutal than the first — but one of its very few bright moments involves a rabbi conducting a same-sex wedding and then reciting a Jewish mourning prayer.

The show’s dystopian premise is this: In the not-so-distant future, fertility rates have plummeted, at least in part because of environmental pollution.…