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Joy (2005)

Muchrachim Lehiyot Same'ach

Directed by: Julie Shles

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Joy Levine lives in an old apartment that stands in total contrast to her: shabby and worn-out on the outside while well-kept and filled with joy on the inside.   Her life changes when she up.. View More

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Kuni Leml In Cairo (1983)

Kuni Leml B'Kahir

Directed by: Joel Silberg

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A Rabbi finishes a Torah and decides to dedicate it to a congregation in Cairo, in exchange for very valuable antique coins. View More

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Nini (1963)

Nini

Directed by: Shlomo Suriano

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A well to do guy falls in love with a poor, Christian Arab girl from Jaffa.    View More

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Schwartz Dynasty (2005)

Shoshelet Schwartz

Directed by: Amir Hasfari, Shmuel Hasfari

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This bittersweet comedy sees two women, both with loved ones to bury, join forces in a struggle against cemetery politics. The story revolves around Miryam (Miryam Zohar), who goes against tradition.. View More

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Shovrim (1985)

Shovrim

Directed by: Avi Nesher

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A incompetent crew, shooting a film about David and Goliath, is beset by problems when the leads start quarreling. View More

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Tehilim (2007)

Tehilim
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In contemporary Jerusalem, a small Jewish family leads an ordinary life until following a car accident, the father mysteriously disappears. They all deal with his absence and the difficulties of as.. View More

The Megilleh

The Megilleh (1983)

Ha-Megillah 83

Directed by: Ilan Eldad

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When the residents of a small Jewish village come together to stage their annual adaptation of the Book of Esther, life imitates art in this Israeli musical comedy that will have the whole family a.. View More

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Time of Favor (2000)

Ha-Hesder

Directed by: Joseph Cedar

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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 .. View More

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The Secrets (2006)

Ha Sodot

Directed by: Avi Nesher

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Two women uncover their voices and reveal their secrets in a repressive orthodox community. View More

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Brothers (2008)

Directed by: Igaal Niddam

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Two brothers that are unalike in every way, except for the fact they are both Jewish, meet again in Israel after years of silence. Dan chooses to work on the land, living in a kibbutz in the south a.. View More

Abu Ali (2009)

Abu Ali

Directed by: Vered Osman

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Khaled Abu Ali, a Sufi Muslim theater director, directs Noam and Zvika, two religious Jewish actors in their play about the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple.   View More

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As Lilith (2009)

Kmo Lilit

Directed by: Eytan Harris

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A chilling tale of a girl's suicide, the eccentric mother's desire to cremate her, and the father's desire to bury her according to Jewish law.   View More

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Across the River (2009)

Me'Ever La'Nahar

Directed by: Duki Dror

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Duki Dror's documentary "Across the River" follows Moshe Rachamim as he searches for a way to prevent the spread of AIDS in the Israeli Ethiopian community. Tsegaw Mahari (Mahari, which means in in.. View More

Ascending and Descending On It (2010)

Olim Ve Yordim Bo

Directed by: Yehonatan Indurski

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Joseph, an ex criminal, leaves his wife and children in Bet Shean and moves to Jerusalem in search of a spiritual experience.   View More

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Cabaret Polska (2009)

Directed by: Nir David Zats, Zuzanna Solakiewicz

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Poland 1968. A cabaret-style film documenting the last hours in Poland of Jews driven out by a wave of anti- Semitism. View More

Children of the Bible

Children of the Bible (2009)

Yaldey Ha'Tanach

Directed by: Nitza Gonen

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Jeremy, a young Ethiopian rap artist, attempts to change the low self-image of the Ethiopian community in Israel. Through music he connects lost Ethiopian youth to their identity and to their he to.. View More

Defamation

Defamation (2009)

Hashmatza

Directed by: Yoav Shamir

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Yoav Shamir travels the world in search of the most modern manifestations of the "oldest hatred" - anti-Semitism - and comes up with some startling answers. His film & title focus almost on the.. View More

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Dubak - The Palestinian Jew (2008)

Dubak - Palastinai Yehudi

Directed by: Ella Alteman

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An authentic story of anguish and love. This beautiful documentary follows an extraordinary individual whose life is thoroughly intertwined with the land. Dubak is an exceptional personality in the.. View More

Haredim (2010)

Directed by: Ron Ofer, Yohai Hakak

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A 3-part series about the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in the State of Israel, uncovering the variety among what from the outside looks like a monolithic, black, menacing bloc. View More

Journey to Medgiboge (2010)

Directed by: Vladimir Gorensteyn

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In post-production as of July 2009. Ukraine, summer 1988. A group of Jewish intellectuals go from Leningrad to Medgiboge, the city of the Baal Shem Tov.   View More

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Forever Scared (2009)

Sayed Kashua

Directed by: Dorit Tzimbalista

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Sayed Kashua, writer, scriptwriter, and popular columnist. An Arab in the Jewish State, he doesn't really belong to any side. View More

Partly Private

Partly Private (2009)

Directed by: Danae Elon

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A witty take on male circumcision and how people of the western world generally feel about it. Both comic and informative, the film questions how an ancient rite became normal medical practice in of.. View More

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Religion.com (2010)

Directed by: Ron Ofer

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A rare journey to the heart of ultra-Orthodox community in Israel.At his advertising agency in Bnei-Brak, Yigal Revach is encircled by Haredi (Ultra Orthodox Jewish) men and women in the midst of a.. View More

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The Liquid of Life (2008)

Directed by: Pinchas Schwartz

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A cinematic voyage through anxieties and blood. Mapping various concepts connected with blood, through recreation of events and personal experiences from the filmmaker's life and meetings with whose.. View More

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Two Legacies (2009)

Ha'Yirushot She'li

Directed by: Einat Kapach

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Yosef and Bracha married when they were 12 in Sana`a, Yemen and lived together for close to 70 years. Yosef became absorbed in his books, while Bracha took care of the needy.Before he dies, Rabbi of.. View More

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The Valderama Sisters (2009)

Directed by: Mordi Kershner, Noam Demsky

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Lucy, Rosa, and Flor, the three daughters of the Valderama family in Trujillo, Peru, are part of the Bnei Moshe community - former Catholics seeking a path to Judaism. They want to convert and to is.. View More

Whose Festival is this Anyway?

Directed by: Ilan Jarzina

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In post-production as of August 2009. October 2008. One week before the beginning of the 29th Acre Festival of Alternative Theatre, violent clashes between the city's Jewish and Arab inhabitants... View More

Fill the Void

Fill the Void (2012)

Lemale Et Ha'Halal

Directed by: Rama Burstein

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Fill the Void tells the story of an Orthodox Hassidic family from Tel Aviv. Eighteen-year-old Shira is the youngest daughter of the Mendelman family. She is about to be married off to a promising of.. View More

Food for Thought (2007)

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Twilight (2008)

Bein Ha'shmashot

Directed by: Alon Zingma

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Four different stories are interlinked during the course of one day in which all characters find themselves dealing with certain aspects of the relationships between parents and their children. a of.. View More

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The Wanderer (2008)

ha'Meshotet

Directed by: Avishay Sivan

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Drained and trodden by life, Isaac, a young twenty-year-old orthodox Jew who is surrounded by a dysfunctional family, a closed society and a disintegrating body - is desperately in search of On his.. View More

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Bruriah (2008)

Directed by: Avraham Kushnir

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Bruriah and her husband Rabbi Meir lived in the 2nd century C.E., at which time the Rabbis declared "women are light-minded". Bruriah, a most learned and intelligent woman, mocked their statement. a.. View More

Weekend in Tel Aviv

Weekend in Tel Aviv (2007)

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The story takes place during one weekend in Tel-Aviv, in three main spots that lead to Carmel Market. There are three protagonists : 1. Tarek , a Palestinian youth from Nablus. 2. Katz , an old 3. a.. View More

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Ushpizin (2003)

Ushpizin

Directed by: Gidi Dar

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Moshe and Mali, a barren Orthodox couple, find themselves totally broke and destitute on the eve of the Jewish Holy day of Succot. As they pray desperately to the Lord to save them, the impossible a.. View More

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Menachem and Fred (2009)

Menachem ve Fred

Directed by: Ofra Tevet, Ronit Kertsner

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This is the story of two brothers who for decades feared to meet.Only when rare letters were found, from their parents in a concentration camp, did Menachem and Fred start to re-establish contact to.. View More

The Gospel According to God (2002)

Ha-Bsora Al-Pi Elohim

Directed by: Assi Dayan

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A universal anti-religious satire which occours in the latter of 2001 and deals with the life of God and his son Jesus. While Jesus is trained and sent to bring redemption, God is desperately for of.. View More

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Soul Tripping (2009)

Directed by: Michael Greenspan

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Jewish communities around the world are surrendering to the lure of assimilation. In an effort to reverse the trend, Jewish mega philanthropists are bringing tens of thousands of young Jews on a to.. View More

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Gevald! (2009)

Directed by: Ron Ofer, Yohai Hakak

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As a young Haredi boy, Shmuel-Haim Pappenhym knew he must cover his eyes during Independence Day fireworks so as not to participate in "Zionist celebrations". Today, as a radical Ultra-Orthodox he a.. View More

The Rabbi's Daughter and the Midwife (2010)

Directed by: Ron Ofer, Yohai Hakak

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Adina Bar - Shalom, eldest daughter of the revered, Rabbi Ovadia Yossef, established the first academic institution of higher education for the ultra orthodox community in Israel. Rachel Chalkowski.. View More

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Halakeh (2008)

Directed by: Avigail Sperber

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This is the story of a journey made by a young religious couple: Yael (Hani Furstenberg), Yoni (Ohad Knoller) and their three-year-old son Yiftach (Hinave Hilel Pney El).Yoni, once a barely Jew, is.. View More

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Voices from the Heartland: Caravan 841 (2002)

Shiur Moledet: Caravan 841

Directed by: Zion Rubin

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Moshe, an 11 year-old Ethipian boy, lives in dwindling "Atidim" caravan site in the Wester Galilee and is awaiting the arrival of his mother from Ethiopia. She will not arrive and he is torn between.. View More

The Volunteers

The Volunteers (2009)

Ha'mitnadvim

Directed by: Mooly Landesman

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The story of youthful exuberance and the search for personal identity come together in the idealism of a new country and the romanticism of the kibbutz. The setting is the collective communes of -.. View More

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Gut Shabbes Vietnam (2008)

Gut Shabbes Vietnam

Directed by: Ido Zand, Yael Zand

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A clash of cultures is at the core of this uplifting documentary. A young Israeli couple who are emissaries of the Chabad Movement are sent to Vietnam - on a one-way ticket- to encourage and create.. View More

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Voices from the Heartland: Slaves of the Lord (2002)

Shiur Moledet: Avdei Hashem

Directed by: Hadar Friedlich

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In a Jewish Orthodox village in Israel, Tamar, a twelve-year-old girl, prepares for her Bat-Mitzvah which will take place on Passover. She is convinced that she is impure and becomes obsessed with a.. View More

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Voices from the Heartland: Shofar (2001)

Shiur Moledet: Shofar

Directed by: Daniel Syrkin

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The Zakutas are a poor, ultra-orthodox family from the slums of Bnei Brak. Amram, a Torah scholar, earns a living writing mezuzot, while his wife cares for their autistic son. One afternoon, their a.. View More

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Kadosh (1999)

Kadosh

Directed by: Amos Gitai

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The year 2000 approaches in Jerusalem's Orthodox Mea Shearim quarter, where the women work, keep house, and have children so the men can study the Torah and the Talmud. Rivka is happily and married.. View More

In The Forest Front (1999)

Directed by: Danny Vaxman

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The Third One Is On Its Way (2008)

HaShlishi BaDerech

Directed by: Shlomo Slutzky

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A journey that traces the steps of the sabotaged investigation, in Argentina, in Israel and indeed internationally, into the terror attacks that caused the deaths of 120 Jews and non-Jews at the in.. View More

The Heritage

The Heritage (1993)

Ha-Yerusha

Directed by: Amnon Rubinstein

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Two extraordinary love stories unfold 500 years apart. As modern lovers struggle against those who seek to separate them, a Christian soldier pursues a perilous romance with a young Jewish girl in.. View More

August Snow

August Snow (1993)

Sheleg B'Ogust

Directed by: Hagai Levy

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In his search for Na'ama, his long lost love, Gabriel reenters the Orthodox society of which she had been a part of.Alexandra, a new friend, leads him to Na'ama's hiding place, but, Na'ama does not.. View More

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The Appointed (1990)

Hameyu'ad

Directed by: Daniel Wachsmann

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A rabbi's son rebels against his roots and becomes a magician. A woman enters his life and turns his tricks into metaphysical phenomena. The son is forced to choose between love and living up to his.. View More

Since You've Been Gone

Since You've Been Gone (2005)

Min Yum Mahrucht

Directed by: Mohammad Bakri

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Renowned actor and director Mohammad Bakri visits the grave of Emil Habibi, a Palestinian politician and author, who was Bakri's mentor for years. Mohammad tells Emil what happened to him and to the.. View More

Dreamers (1987)

Ha-Holmim

Directed by: Uri Barbash

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Set in the Middle East in 1919, a group of European Jews, who are planning on settling in the Sinai Desert, are attacked by Bedouin tribesmen. As they fight for their lives they realize that they a.. View More

A People and Its Music: Mantova, Vienna, St. Petersburg (1998)

Am V'Tslilav - Mantova, Vienna, St. Petersburg

Directed by: Asher Tlalim

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The songs, lyrics and melodies of the Jewish people record much more than historical facts-- they reveal the colorful range of the Jewish spirit set against the backdrop of world history.This and by.. View More

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My Father, My Lord (2007)

Chufshat Ha'Kayitz

Directed by: David Volach

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Abraham Eidelmann, an old ultra-orthodox rabbi, has a young wife, Esther, and a young son, Menahem. He spends all his time praying, studying the Torah and preparing his sermons. Abraham has not much.. View More

Zimzum (2001)

Directed by: Yigal Bursztyn

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Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986)

Directed by: Moshe Mizrahi

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An American flyer who joined the RAF before his country was in the war is recovering from a leg injury in Jerusalem. Through an English friend he meets a quiet Jewish girl whose close-knit family to.. View More

Hello Goodbye (2008)

Directed by: Graham Guit

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My Margo (1969)

Margo Sheli

Directed by: Menahem Golan

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A love story between two people from different cultures and the relatives who manage to separate them until the lovers again find each other. View More

A Story of David (1960)

A Story of David

Directed by: Bob McNaught

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King Saul of Israel is jealous of the fame and adoration of David, who long ago slew Goliath and brought victory to Saul's armies. Now Saul, egged on by his Edomite counselor Doeg, attempts to have.. View More

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A Secular Pilgrim in Jerusalem (2009)

Directed by: Elena Canetti

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One morning in Jerusalem, Elena wakes up to the emptiness of her life. Forty-five years old, no children, and no faith. Elena embarks on a cautious journey among the world's three monotheistic all.. View More

A People Chosen: Who Is A Jew? (1974)

Directed by: Herb Krosney

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This film is an excellent vehicle to explore issues of Jewish identity. Orthodox Jews, Jewish atheists, Russian immigrants, and kibbutzniks discuss their views on the controversial debate over "who.. View More

American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finklestein (2009)

Radical Americai : Mishpatav shel Norman Finkelstein

Directed by: David Ridgen, Nicolas Rossier

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About the life and work of controversial American Jewish academic Norman Finkelstein. View More

Settlers (2000)

Directed by: Sean McAllister

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Tension mounts to the boiling point as Jewish "settlers" encroach upon the formerly exclusive Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem. On the other end of the Israeli political spectrum, the state complies.. View More

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Esther (1986)

Directed by: Amos Gitai, Ruben Kornfeld

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Ahasverus, king of Persia and Media, puts aside Vashti and makes Esther his queen, choosing her among maidens in a kingdom stretching from India to Ethiopia. Esther, using information from Mordecai,.. View More

Behold Your God, Israel (2009)

Directed by: Nikki Hevesy

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A promotional piece examining cultural, political and spiritual issues affecting Israeli's views of God today. View More

Nicolai and The Law of Return

The Tale of Nicolai & the Law of Return (2008)

Ha'agada Al Nicolai Ve'chok Ha'shvut

Directed by: David Ofek

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With humor and irony, in a style of a tale, using an original mix genre language, the film tells the story of a Romanian worker who realizes his Jewish roots can spin his fortune wheel around as his.. View More

Rachel's Man (1974)

Ish Rachel

Directed by: Moshe Mizrahi

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The great Biblical romance between Jacob and Rachel provides the basis of this costume drama. The trouble begins when the young woman's stern father demands that they wait seven years before they On.. View More

About Sugarcane and Homecoming

About Sugarcane and Homecoming (2008)

Directed by: Shaul Kesslassi

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"About Sugarcane and Homecoming" tells the story of a growing number of people in the North Eastern part of Brazil, on a quest for identity and faith. People who were born into Catholicism have to a.. View More

Ahead of Time (2009)

Hekdima Et Zmana

Directed by: Robert Richman

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'Ahead of Time', a documentary on the remarkable life of Ruth Gruber. At 97 years old, Brooklyn-born Ruth still has that same sharp intellect and moxie that propelled her to become the world's PhD a.. View More

Jews of Iran (2005)

Directed by: Ramin Farahani

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The Jewish settlement in Iran dates back to 2700 years. The Islamic Revolution of 1979 resulted in the departure of many Jews from the country. This film concentrates on Jews living in Iran with an.. View More

King of Beggars

King of Beggars (2005)

Melech Shel Kabzanim

Directed by: Uri Paster

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Based on the character of Fishke der Krumer (Fishke the Lame) created by the great Hebrew and Yiddish writer Mendele Mocher Sforim, the film follows the adventures of Fishke from humble bathhouse in.. View More

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Odessa... Odessa! (2005)

Odessa... Odessa!

Directed by: Michale Boganim

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A voyage from the Ukraine to New York to Israel, portraying the wanderings, hopes and illusions of the vanishing Odessa Jewish community. View More

400 Miles to Freedom (2009)

400 Miles to Freedom

Directed by: Avishai Mekonen, Shari Rothfarb Mekonen

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FOUR HUNDRED MILES TO FREEDOM is the story of co-director Avishai Mekonenâ's search to remember and reconcile what happened to him at age 10 in 1984, when he was kidnapped by slave in his.. View More

Tzion Neighborhood

Tzion Neighborhood (2010)

Nahalat Tzion
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The Film Tells the Stories from Nahlaot neighborhood in Jerusalem. The prayers, the music, the tastes and rare atmosphere that was there back in the 50's and also document the community from in.. View More

Shield of Solomon (2008)

Shield of Solomon

Directed by: Igal Hecht

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Thousands of men, women and children from Southern Sudan and the region of Darfur have been killed in what's described as the first genocide of the 21st century. Shield of Solomon, a new documentary.. View More

LADINO: 500 YEARS YOUNG

Ladino: 500 Years Young (2005)

Directed by: Rina Papish

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The film follows the rise of Ladino singer, Yasmin Levy, from the moment she discovers she can sing and all the way to international success. As she gets to know herself as singer, Yasmin her Levy,.. View More

Gefilte Fish

Gefilte Fish (2008)

Gefilte Fish

Directed by: Shelly Kling

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Gali's family has a long-lasting tradition whereby every woman who is engaged to be married has to prepare Gefilte Fish for the wedding party. Gali, who is engaged to Yaron, has received a living is.. View More

Next Year... Argentina

Next Year in ... Argentina (2005)

El Año que Viene en ... Argentina

Directed by: Jorge Gurvich, Shlomo Slutzky

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Argentinean-born Israeli filmmakers Jorge Gurvich and Shlomo Slutzky met in Buenos Aires in the 1970's before both men immigrated to Israel. Thirty years later, they take up the question of history,.. View More

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I am Joseph, Your Brother (2001)

Directed by: Amy Kronish, Eli Tal-El

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During the 1960s, Pope John XXIII met with a delegation of Jews and said, "I am Joseph Your Brother" marking the beginning of a new relationship between Jews and Catholics. Inspired by the visit of.. View More

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My Brother's Wedding (2003)

Directed by: Daniel Akiba

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When Boston director Daniel Akiba's brother Jonah traveled to Israel, his mother's parting words to her son were, "Have a good time, but whatever you do, don't become Orthodox." Three months later a.. View More

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Pillar of Salt (1980)

Natziv Hamelech

Directed by: Chaim Shiran

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Based on the autobiographical novel by sociologist Albert Memmi, Pillar of Salt captures the cultural richness and social complexity of a Jewish boy's life in Tunisia, North Africa. Alexander, age.. View More

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Purple Lawns (1998)

Deshaim S'Gulim

Directed by: Dina Zvi-Riklis

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Based on a story by Savion Liebrecht. Yael is a dancer and a teacher of movement at an ultra-orthodox school in Bnei Brak, and Shlomit is a painter and graphic artist. The two young women, friends a.. View More

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Rites of Passage: The Spiritual Journey of Alice Shalvi (1998)

Directed by: Paula Weinman-Kelman

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In this intimate documentary portrait, Alice Shalvi shares her thoughts and memories of her public and private life, from her childhood in Essen to her present-day success as a leading Israeli and a.. View More

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The Wordmaker (1991)

Ish She'Ahav B'Ivrit

Directed by: Eli Cohen

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At the beginning of the twentieth century, a language war raged in Palestine. The contenders: Yiddish, Russian, French, German, English and Hebrew, a language barely spoken for 2000 years. At stake:.. View More

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Zoll Zeyn (1989)

Directed by: Henryk M. Broder, Frans van der Meulen

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The state of Yiddish culture in Israel is examined, from socialist Bundists in Tel Aviv to the Orthodox in Jerusalem, and all the people, poets, singers, revolutionaries, journalists, and actors in.. View More

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Srugim (Knitted) - Season 1 (2008)

Srugim

Directed by: Eliezer Shapiro

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Srugim deals with the lives of five Modern Orthodox Jewish single men and women (two men and three women) in the Katamon neighborhood of Jerusalem, from the national religious sector. This group of.. View More

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180 Degrees to Jerusalem (2005)

180 Degrees to Jerusalem

Directed by: Robert Raphael Goodman

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Everything is going great for the director: he inherited the benefits of a generation of New York Jews who turned their backs on their religious pasts and re-defined themselves in America. But when.. View More

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About Yossi (2003)

Directed by: Avi Hemy

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In 1977, Yossi was the first child born to Malki and Kalman, an ultra-orthodox couple from Jerusalem. Like many hundreds of babies, he received, at the age of 11 month, a defected vaccination (MMR)... View More

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Great Grandmother - Great Grandfather (1999)

Directed by: Taliya Finkel

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"Did you go on a honeymoon? Honeymoon? In our dream! All our life is honey..." This is the answer orthodox grandparents give to their atheist granddaughter, the film director, who tries to their to.. View More

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Guide to the Perplexed (2005)

Directed by: Yigal Bursztyn

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Moses Maimonides wrote "The Guide for the Perplexed" circa 1190, a Jewish philosopher's response to the perplexities of the12th Century. The film follows Maimonides' footsteps from Cordoba (Spain).. View More

A Treasure in Auschwitz

A Treasure in Auschwitz (2005)

Otzar Auschwitz

Directed by: Yahaly Gat

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A young student, Yariv Nornberg, hears from an elderly vendor a fantastic story about a Jewish treasure buried in Polish soil. His curiosity is aroused when he learns of the location of the hiding -.. View More

Jaffawiye

Jaffawiye (2008)

Yafowiya

Directed by: Dan Deutsch

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Jaffawiye follows the story of System Ali, a young fresh hip hop band from Tel Aviv’s multi-cultural district Jaffa.Through their music they find peace and togetherness, in a part of Israel.. View More

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The Body (2001)

Directed by: Jonas McCord

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An ancient skeleton has been discovered in Jerusalem in a rich man's tomb. Colouration of the wrist and leg bones indicates the cause of death was crucifiction. other signs, include a gold coin the.. View More

AND THOU SHALT LOVE

And Thou Shalt Love (2008)

V'ahavta

Directed by: Chaim Elbaum

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Ohad, a young orthodox Jew, tries to extinguish his homosexual tendencies. But when his boyfriend returns from the army, he finds he can no longer evade his feelings and questions within himself,.. View More

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Jerusalem Right - Tel-Aviv Left (2006)

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On the line between Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv move the perpetual wanderers. The ones between sacredness and secular, between becoming religious to converting to secular, abandoning town, leaving behind.. View More

Tikkun

Tikkun (2002)

Directed by: Taliya Finkel

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Tikkun portrays the phenomenon of the Rabbanit (the wife of a Rabbi) of Tiberius, Leah Kook; an orthodox leader supported and followed by many Israeli women. This film is a vivid.. View More

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My Dream, Your Nightmare

Directed by: Nissim Levy

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Chana Meir is a religious woman. Ruti Duek is secular. Chana lives in Ir David, a Jewish settlement in the Arab village of Silwan, right outside Jerusalem's Old City. Ruti Duek is a political and of.. View More

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My Sister Banchiya (1999)

Directed by: Avigail Sperber

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"My Sister Banchiya" tells the story of a ten year old Ethiopian child, Banchiya, who immigrated to Israel with her mother and three siblings seven years ago. Her father died while they were still a.. View More

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Goyband (2008)

Falling Star

Directed by: Christoper Grimm

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Former boy-band icon Bobby Star is clinging to days gone by. Desperate and unemployed, he begs his agent Murray to land him a decent gig. But beggars can't be choosers, and Murray finds a weeklong a.. View More

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Seven Noahide Laws (2006)

Or La'Goyim

Directed by: Roni Tzarfati

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Rabbi Joel Schwartz, who has written over 20 books on the topic of religious Zionism, explains in detail the roles that non-Jews play in the salvation. View More

As a Great River Flows

As a Great River Flows (2005)

Zorem Kenahar Gadol
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Nir Malchi is a world leading Tai-Chi master, born on a Kibbutz but turned to Judaism to become an ultra-orthodox Jew. He now needs to use his full eastern and western healing powers to fight In he.. View More

Black Bus

Black Bus (2009)

Soreret

Directed by: Anat Yuta Zuria

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Sara writes a harsh blog about the bleak lives of Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) women. Shulamit is an independent photographer who documents violent incidents on segregated busses on which women are to at.. View More

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Israel- Aerial Odyssey (2008)

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Join us on an aerial journey that brings the story of the Holy Land to life. Get a breathtaking new perspective on its past, as well as on its future in the making.Stunning aerial photography the to.. View More

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Reaching For Heaven (2000)

Directed by: Yankel Goldwasser, Roni Ninio

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The TV drama Reaching For Heaven deals with an exposed nerve in Israeli society that shakes many families. It tells the story of a central Tel Aviv family shaken to its foundations when Roni, the of.. View More

Zaka Living with Death

Zaka: Living With Death (2004)

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Two suicide bombers detonate their bombs in a busy shopping area in the center of Tel Aviv. The aftermath is horrific. Enter the ZAKA team. Black plastic bags in hand, they scour the area, intent on.. View More

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Kuni Lemel in Tel Aviv (1976)

Directed by: Joel Silberg

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Brooklyn octogenarian Kuni Lemel (Mike Burstyn) is so determined to have his twin grandsons (also played by Burstyn) marry Jewish girls and move to Israel that he offers them a $5 million incentive... View More

A Green Chariot

A Green Chariot (2005)

Merkava Yeroka

Directed by: Gilad Goldschmidt

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A drama, set in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, about identity, belonging and romance. The central character, Yair (Vitali Freedland), a 22-year-old new Russian immigrant, yearns for acceptance as an Such a.. View More

For Making Me A Woman

For Making Me A Woman (2005)

Directed by: Yoram Schaffer

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Religion is conservative in its nature and Judaism is no exception. But in recent years, new voices that carry the message of equality, freedom and a true role for women in public life are now being.. View More

Willingly

Willingly (2007)

Directed by: Pazit Lichtman

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Yoni and Michal, married just over a year, seek a divorce from their local Rabbi. Michal believes that their relationship is worth fighting for and that the marriage can be saved, but Yoni yearns in.. View More

Sentenced to Marriage

Sentenced to Marriage (2004)

Mekudeshet

Directed by: Anat Zuria

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Nominated for a Silver Wolf at IDFA, this shocking documentary exposes the Kafkaesque process of divorce for women in Israel where secular law does not exist, and divorce is dealt with according to.. View More

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This is Sodom (2010)

Zohi Sdom

Directed by: Adam Sanderson, Muli Segev

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Zohi Sdom recounts the story of the birth of the Jewish people and the advent of monotheism on the backdrop of the last week in history of the infamous city of Sodom, the entertainment, gambling, of.. View More

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The Modern Ones (2006)

Directed by: Cheli Rosenberg

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Members of the "Modern Orthodox" community face an ongoing challenge in attempting to simultaneously participate in two highly divergent cultures - the secular and the religious.   For over a.. View More

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Path of Sorrow (1998)

Via Dolorosa

Directed by: Adam Levine

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The Path of Sorrow, better known as the Via Dolorosa, has commanded the world's attention for ages, in a way similar to Mecca and the Wailing Wall.   It is a site of yearly rituals, weekly it.. View More

Miracle Year

The Miracle Year (2010)

The Miracle Year

Directed by: Simha Lev

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Four Jewish women are getting ready for a journey. They are about to travel to Ukraine and reach a holy man's grave. They believe that if they pray on his grave, all their wishes will come true a go.. View More

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Footnote (2011)

Hearat Shulayim

Directed by: Joseph Cedar

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The story of two professors competing each other, as both of them are up for a prestigious award. Those two professors are also father and son. The film will see the return of Shlomo Bar-Aba to the.. View More

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Messiah (2009)

Directed by: Lavi Vanounou

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Elian inherited from his father an antique book shop burdened with debt that made his life lonely in a near extinct profession.   One morning, a man who claims to be the Messiah, enters life.. View More

Chametz

Chametz (2010)

Directed by: Alon Levi

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Ayala, 15, a free spirited girl, is sent to a religious girls' boarding school, where she feels like a misfit. Ayala returns home for the Passover intent on convincing her mother, Gila, not to send.. View More

Shrouds

Shrouds (2010)

Tachrichim

Directed by: Shalom Hager

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A drama about Nachum, an Orthodox Jew, who's wife Yona is in the last months of her pregnancy. The impending joy is marred by the memories of the couple's first child who died of Sudden Infant Death.. View More

Torn

Torn (2011)

Karuah

Directed by: Ronit Kertsner

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Can one be a Catholic priest and an Observant Jew at the same time?12 years after he was ordained as a Polish Catholic priest, Romuald Waszkinel discovers that he was born to Jewish parents, and his.. View More

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The Yard (2009)

Hechatzer

Directed by: Yochay Rosenberg

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To the occasional onlooker, my childhood yard may appear like another shabby parking space in a Jerusalem ultra-orthodox neighborhood. To me, it is the first "outside" I encountered, the landscape I.. View More

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You Never Know (2008)

Li'olam Aincha Yode'ah

Directed by: Boaz Shahak

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There are two questions you can ask another human being: “What are you?” and “Who are you?” If you ask “What are you” – you destroy the world. If you ask a.. View More

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Srugim (Knitted) - Season 2 (2008)

Srugim

Directed by: Eliezer Shapiro

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The Israeli TV series Srugim explores the world of young professional singles in the Modern Orthodox community of Jerusalem. Season 2 takes the characters further into their relationships, delves of.. View More

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After All You are Just a Guest (1999)

Mithazkim

Directed by: Ron Ofer

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Every Jewish New Year, ultra-orthodox Jews from Israel converge on Uman, a small Ukrainian village, to pay tribute to the gravesite of their spiritual leader, Rabbi Nachman of Breslav.Recently, many.. View More

Pathways

Pathways (2007)

Directed by: Hagar Ben Asher

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A young woman, lost, wanders in a pastoral setting. It's the holiday of Shavuot; families gather in yards, girls wear white. The woman serves sweet cakes that her mother baked and searches for A the.. View More

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White Robes, Blue Jeans (2002)

Directed by: Nira Sherman-Sides

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There are only 600 Samaritans in the world. 300 live outside Tel Aviv, among the Jews, 300 live on Mt.Grizim the holiest of places for the Samaritans, in Samaria, in the West Bank, among the Almost .. View More

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My Lovely Sister (2011)

Ahoti ha'Yaffah

Directed by: Marco Carmel

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The film is based on a modern Moroccan-Jewish legend and takes place in present-day Israel. It is a triple love story between the primitively superstitious Rahma, her rude husband Robert, and the of.. View More

The Holy Gathering

The Holy Gathering (2012)

Ha'kibutz Ha'kadosh

Directed by: Naamit Mor Haim, Nimrod Shanit, Nahum Grinberg

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The Holy Gathering documents the fascinating journey of three men brought up completely secular on Kibbutzes and their search for a more spiritually fulfilling life. The world from which they came,.. View More

Goya (2011)

Goya

Directed by: Nikita Feldman

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A religious family from Jerusalem receives a strange guest for the Sabbath: Sveta, a young Russian woman undergoing conversion. A downward spiral of tragedy and violence ensues. View More

Chasing the Shadow (2012)

Lirdof Acharei ha'Tzel

Directed by: Mordechai Vardi

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The Yeshiva world is like another planet, where people devote their entire lives to learning the Torah, where the emotional temperature is close to boiling point, and where the rabbi-student are a.. View More

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The Dreamers (2011)

ha'Cholmot

Directed by: Efrat Shalom Danon

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Ruchama and Tikva, a teacher and a wigmaker, embark on a journey to fulfill their dream of making movies within the closed ultra-Orthodox society in which they live. Will they find freedom in.. View More

Hekdesh Moussaief (2011)

Hekdesh Moussaief

Directed by: Rabbi Asher Prosper, Rony Zarf

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This film tells the story of the Bukharian community in Jerusalem, which was established over 130 years ago. Rabbi Shlomo Moussaief, the community's rabbi, is the most influential figure in both the.. View More

Jews Now (2010)

Yehudim Achshav

Directed by: Galia Oz

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An Israeli mosaic that spreads from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, through the settlement of the Keddumin and the kibbutzim in the North, focusing on fathers and their sons and the way that Judaism, as a is.. View More

A Touch Away (2007)

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This drama series reveals a hopeless love story between an orthodox religious young woman and a Russian immigrant. The lives of two families interconnect in an apartment complex in the orthodox of a.. View More

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The Messiah Will Always Come

ha'Mashiach Tamid Yavo

Directed by: Lea Klibanoff

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Hagit, the granddaughter of the late Professor Yehayahu Leibovitz, travels across Judea and Samaria, monitoring the development of settlements for Peace Now. This awakens the pain and rage that she.. View More

Mind Fuck (2010)

Ziyunei Sechel

Directed by: Eran Sarel, Ricardo Rojstaczer, Eran Koblik Kedar

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Yaki just wanted to make a porn film. As a child growing up in an ultra-orthodox family (very religious), he never even heard about this "dubious" genre. Actually, he never even encountered the of.. View More

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One of Seven (2011)

Echad me'Sheva

Directed by: Goel Pinto

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One of Seven is a fascinating journey of journalist and film critic Goel Pinto's life stations. Goel, born to an Oriental religious family, 'one of seven' children, in the ultra-Orthodox city of to.. View More

A Nation in Reserve

A Nation in Reserve (2009)

Medina Bemil

Directed by: Yalon Gurewitz

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This documentary series follows members of an elite reserve unit who once a year make the harsh transitions from civilian to military life and back - from the moment they receive their call-ups and.. View More

Srugim (Knitted) - Season 3 (2011)

Srugim

Directed by: Eliezer Shapiro

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The Israeli TV series Srugim explores the world of young professional singles in the Modern Orthodox community of Jerusalem. View More

THE CHABAD REBBE AND THE GERMAN OFFICER

The Chabad Rebbe and the German Officer (2011)

Ha'rabi Ve'hakatzin Ha'germani

Directed by: Larry Price

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The story of the rescue of the 6th Lubavitch Rebbe, Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson, from war-torn Warsaw in 1939 by half-Jewish German Spy Maj. Ernst Bloch working under direct orders of Admiral Wilhelm.. View More

V'henei Ruach Gadol Ba'ah

And Behold There Came a Great Wind (2006)

V'henei Ruach Gadol Ba'ah
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Benny and Rachel Yafet are bereaved parents from the agricultural community of Nezer Hazzani, and Rabbi Raffi Peretz-Lieutenant is a Colonel in reserves and head of the pre-military training academy.. View More

Encirclements

Encirclements (2013)

Hakafot

Directed by: Lee Gilat

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Thirteen year old Aharon Ninio, the only child of parents who are unable to conceive again, is determined to win the honor of carrying the Torah scrolls on Simhat Torah. The belief that he who the a.. View More

Violetta Mi Vida

Violetta Mi Vida (2012)

Directed by: Or Sinai

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Deborah will do anything in her power to turn her daughter Violetta's Bat-Mitzvah into the happiest and most glamorous day --a day that promises to serve as an escape from the harsh reality of their.. View More

Tateh

Tateh (2012)

Tateh

Directed by: Yaniv Linton

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Ran returns to the kibbutz to visit his father, who has suffered a sudden heart attack. There has been no contact between the two since Ran returned to his religious roots. Driving a rickety Hasidic.. View More

Turbulence

Turbulence (2012)

Directed by: Yotem Wax

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In this short film, we follow the life of a twelve-year-old boy named Ofir. Ofir escapes drowning in the sea and discovers that his father has died while trying to save him. During the Shivah at the.. View More

The Dead of Jaffa (2012)

Ha-Mettim Shel Yaffo

Directed by: : Ram Loevy

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(pre-production) A story of a bourgeois Arab family in Jaffa thrown into turmoil by the arrival of three Arab children from the West Bank. View More

Kesher Chofsi (2012)

Directed by: Amior Arziel

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After a near-death experience, Yair goes through an identity crisis and becomes more and more religious. His best friend Oshik, on the other hand, takes the opposite path. View More

Flashes (2012)

Nitzotzot

Directed by: Elad Margel

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The film weaves in Kabbalah lessons at an Israeli Yeshiva with the life stories that take place in-between. View More

H I Jew Positive

Yehudi Chiuvi

Directed by: Ronit Kertsner

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The film follows the 15-year journey from 1998-2012 of Polish-Catholic citizens who learn they are Jewish. View More

Nuisance (2012)

Sapachat

Directed by: Noa Roth

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A close look at the process of conversion to Judaism, which some 4,500 people undergo each year. View More

Ponevezh Time (2012)

Zman Ponevezh

Directed by: Yehonatan Indurski

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A two-year documentation of the life of the students and rabbis in the Ponevezh Yeshiva, which was established in Bnei Berak in 1943 after the destruction of the original Yeshiva in Ponevezh,.. View More

Shimon's Daughters (2012)

Benotav Shel Shimon

Directed by: Eli Gershzon

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After finding a letter in a book telling about two Jewish sisters who have lived as Christians for more than seventy years, Michael sets out to find them and make them a once-in-a-lifetime offer. View More

BACK TO CASABLANCA (Son of the Land)

Back to Casablanca (Son of the Land) (2012)

Ben Ha'aretz

Directed by: Sigalit Banai

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Israeli actor and director Ze'ev Revach was born in Morocco in 1940. He sets out on a journey back to Casablanca, in search of a Moroccan actor to star alongside him in his next film, which he that.. View More

Fringes

Fringes (2013)

Directed by: Paula Weiman-Kelman

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In this new documentary, Paula Weiman-Kelman tells three stories of spiritual innovation, focusing on young Jews in Israel, Canada, and the US. Fringes portrays extraordinary young Jews who have to.. View More

Hava Nagila

Hava Nagila

Directed by: Roberta Grossman

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A documentary on the history, mystery, and meaning of the ubiquitous Jewish standard that follows the around-the-world journey of the song from Ukraine to Youtube. of the song "Hava Nagila." View More

Turning Thirteen (2013)

Directed by: Dana Idisis

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The film follows the preparations for the Bar Mitzvah of Guy, the director's younger autistic brother, from the moment his parents decide to have Guy do the ceremony in the synagogue up to the day.. View More

Life Sentences (2013)

Directed by: Nurit Kedar, Yaron Shani

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An Arab man marries a Jewish woman. They live in quiet harmony within the Arab-Jewish community with their son and daughter. After it is discovered that the father is behind dozens of myserious in.. View More

Long Live King David (2013)

David ha-melekh chay ve-kayam

Directed by: Yael Leibotz

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Was King David fact or legend? Archeologists, leftists, rightists, Arabs, and Jews are fighting for the answer. View More

Not In Our Neighborhood (2013)

Lo ba-shkhuna shelanu

Directed by: Ella Zaharano

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Five teenagers trapped in the stereotypes dictated to them by Israeli society. View More

The Other Side of the Cross (2013)

Ovi ha-kora

Directed by: Dudi Bergman

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Why is Jesus is so hated by Israeli Jews? The movie attempts to find the Jewish Jesus, stripped of all Christian cloaks, to bring the "prodigal son" home again. View More