||The Jazz Singer Is one of our favorite
videos to show just before the High Holy Days in the fall. It features Neal
Diamond as the son of a famous cantor who has carried the tradition of
singing the Kol Nidre prayer every Yom Kippur in his
family's synagogue for several generations. He leaves the faith (in the eyes
of his father) to marry a gentile and pursue a career as a pop singer. The
emotional return to his faith cannot help but touch everyone. Highly
||A Stranger Among Us is one of the best
movies I have found that takes us right into the homes and living
environment of the Chasidic movement. If you are wanting to connect with
Judaism in a new and exciting way, this movie will do it. Highly
Recommended (Parental caution! There is a very short scene with adult language and some violence
in this picture.)
||The Chosen a nice family movie that
will warm your heart and connects with a broad spectrum of Jewish thought.
||Fiddler on the Roof is a classic movie
that connects one with Judaism and builds fond memories that the whole
family will enjoy. My Highest Recommendation!!!
||The Quarrel written and directed by
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, one of my favorite Jewish authors. It is a story
about two men who started religious argument about G-d prior to WW2 and
after thinking the other had died in Hitler's death-camps, they discover
that each is still very much alive. After an initial loving greeting the
quarrel resumes. Deals with the extreme limits of Jewish though about G-d
and his expressions in this life.
|| Jacob the Liar a story about
dealing with the nature of living a Jewish life and having to deal with the
world around us. Show some very creative ways of dealing with things that
otherwise could throw us off balance.
||Schindler's List is a holocaust story
about rescuing people from the death camps during WW2. Schindler has become
a national hero and has received many honors from Jews around the world. I
recommend everyone see this movie at least once. It is recommended that you
rent this one before you purchase it. (Parental
||The Ten Commandments is a classic
family movie. Everyone should own a copy of this for periodic viewing. My Highest Recommendation!!!
||Ben-Hur is a classic family movie staring
Charlton Heston. Highly Recommended.
||Christmas Unwrapped is The History of
Christmas, a very different view than one might expect. How long has
Christmas been a "tradition" here in the United States? Haven't our fathers
celebrated Christmas since Jesus was born? How do we put "Christ" back into
Christmas when He never was there to begin with? Was there ever a time when
the church rejected its observance?
||Hail Caesar, Constantine shows the
history of changes made by this Roman Emperor who is claimed to be the first
"Christian" emperor of the Roman Empire. However, history reveals that he
did not convert to this religion until his deathbed so how can he be called
"the first Christian emperor?" Find out more about this deceit than you ever
really wanted to know. Highly Recommended
||Christianity, the First Two-Thousand Years
is an excellent production and shows the time period of concern, 325CE with
Constantine and the counsel of Nicea that changed the face of the Christian
religion forever. We are tying to change it back. Highly Recommended