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Like Dew in the Sun - Ukraine's Civil War
A century ago, the Jewish grandparents of film director Peter Entell fled the persecution and pogroms of Ukraine, a land torn apart by war and massacres, and found refuge in the United States. Returning to seek out the village of…
Kabbalah Me
A personal journey into the esoteric spiritual phenomenon known as Kabbalah. Throughout history, Kabbalah was studied by only the most holy Talmud scholars. The misinformation, innuendo and prohibition surrounding Kabbalah kept its wisdom from most Jews; many were even unaware…
The Longing - The Forgotten Jews of South America
A small group of South Americans, whose ancestors were European Jews forced to convert during the Spanish Inquisition, long to affirm their faith. Isolated in Catholic countries and rejected by local Jewish communities, they battle to become Jews regardless of…
Judaism: The Chosen People
Part of the Series: The Long Search
What is it that makes a Jew a Jew? In New York, Elie Wiesel, author and survivor of the concentration camps, tries to define it. In London, Nobert Brainin and the Amadeus Quartet carry the argument further, both in words…
Waiting for Armageddon - The Evangelical Community and Biblical Prophecy
America's 50-million strong Evangelical community is convinced that the world's future is foretold in Biblical prophecy - from the Rapture to the Battle of Armageddon. This astonishing documentary explores their world - in their homes, at conferences, and on a…
Finding Babel - The Story of Russian Author Isaac Babel
This film follows the grandson of famed Russian-Jewish author Isaac Babel as he searches for answers to better understand the enigmatic man he never met. Babel's writings, considered masterpieces of Russian literature, challenged the reality of life under rising Soviet…
Mah-Jongg: The Tiles That Bind - The Role of Mah-Jongg in Two Different Cultures
Mention the game Mah-Jongg to a woman who plays it and something very special happens. Her eyes light up, she smiles and may laugh, and then she begins to speak. Even someone at first shy or reluctant to speak suddenly…
Bonjour! Shalom! - Hassidic Jews and Their French-Québecois Neighbors
A small municipality in Montreal finds two very different cultures living side by side: Hassidic Jews and their mostly French-speaking neighbors. Intent on preserving their religious traditions, the Hassidim meet outsiders with a kind of protective wall. Misunderstanding the Hassidic…
Käthe Kollwitz - A Conversation with Hildegard Bachert
In this documentary, Hildegard Bachert generously shares memories of her personal life and reflects on the work of 20th-century German artist Kathe Kollwitz. n 1936 at the age of 15, Jewish-born Hildegard Bachert left Germany for America. Only four years…
Tony Curtis - Driven To Stardom
Trapeze, Spartacus, Sweet Smell of Success, The Boston Strangler, Some Like It Hot. Tony Curtis, the man who influenced Elvis Presley and James Dean, was one of the very first teen idols and one of the last real movie stars.…
The Sturgeon Queens - Four Generations of a Jewish Family Business in New York
Four generations of a Jewish immigrant family create Russ and Daughters, a Lower East Side lox and herring emporium that survives and thrives. Produced to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the store, this documentary features an extensive interview with…
The Return - Young and Jewish in Poland
Before World War Two, Poland's 3.5 million Jews made the country the epicenter of the Jewish world. Today less than 20,000 Jews live there. Due to the Holocaust and ensuing Soviet era, Poland's remaining Jews hid their identity from their…
In The Name of the Temple - Jewish Nationalistic Fundamentalism in Israel
June 1967: faced with the threat from the Arab states, Israel went to war, occupied the Sinai peninsula, the Golan Heights, the West Bank, and most significantly, East Jerusalem. For the first time in 2,000 years, Jewish soldiers trod the…
Judaism on Death and the Afterlife
Episode 9 of Death, Dying, and the Afterlife
In the first of several lectures on how major world faiths approach death, the focus is on Judaism. From the importance of mourning and burial rites to the recent resurgence in American Jewish belief in an afterlife, go inside the…
Greenhorn – A Story of Friendship in the Aftermath of the Holocaust
Greenhorn is a powerful film that gives human dimension to the Holocaust. It poignantly underscores our flawed humanity and speaks to the healing value of friendship. Greenhorn, adapted from the children's novel of the same name, is based on the…
What is Jerusalem - The Seeds of Judaism?
Part of the Series: Religions of the World - Oh My GOD Series
Experiencing a vast array of traditions and social activities this program explores faith through the eyes of youth, their families and social connections as it takes a light-hearted and honest look at faith, culture and how the youth of today…
What is Judaism?
Part of the Series: Religions of the World - Oh My GOD Series
Continuing his quest for belief, host Tevya get's a fresh look at the history and traditions of the Hasidic Jews (a little different to the Judaism he was used to). Rabbi Kaplan and some new friends offer insight into the…
Religions of the World - Oh My GOD Series
This series takes an inviting and insightful look at the spiritual teachings, customs and daily lives of families of different faiths. Experiencing a vast array of traditions and social activities it explores faith through the eyes of youth, their families…
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Four Questions for a Rabbi
When Stacey Ross unexpectedly died in 2007, her friends contacted filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt to complete a project she had only just begun. The result is Four Questions for a Rabbi, a film that touches upon issues of identity, persecution and…
Farewell Israel - Bush, Iran And The Revolt Of Islam
Islam's historic trials with Jews, and its relationship with conquered non-believers, help illustrate the Islamic world view - through the eyes of Muslims. At the direction of Iran, Islamists are preparing for a fateful coming war for Islam. Israel is…