Category Archives: Judaism

Books posted on JewishBookWorld.org in August 2016

Here is the list of the 21 books that I posted on JewishBookWorld.org during the month of August 2016:

  1. Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger’s Life by Sarah Kaminsky
  2. Benghazi-Bergen-Belsen by Yossi Sucary
  3. Comprehensive English-Yiddish Dictionary Bilingual Edition by Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath, Paul Glasser
  4. Cousin Joseph: A Graphic Novel by Jules Feiffer
  5. Drawing the Iron Curtain: Jews and the Golden Age of Soviet Animation by Maya Balakirsky Katz
  6. Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend
  7. Holocaust: An American Understanding by Deborah E. Lipstadt
  8. The Imperial Wife by Irina Reyn
  9. JewAsian: Race, Religion, and Identity for America’s Newest Jews by Helen Kiyong Kim and Noah Samuel Leavitt
  10. Jewish Salonica Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern Greece by Devin Naar
  11. The Last Woman Standing by Thelma Adams
  12. Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon
  13. A Life Twice Given by David Gordon Daniel
  14. Midnight In Berlin by James MacManus
  15. Modern Orthodox Judaism: A Documentary History by Zev Eleff
  16. Orchestra of Exiles: The Story of Bronislaw Huberman, the Israel Philharmonic, and the One Thousand Jews He Saved from Nazi Horrors by Josh Aronson, Denise George
  17. The Rabbi Saved by Hitler’s Soldiers: Rebbe Joseph Isaac Schneersohn and His Astonishing Rescue by Bryan Mark Rigg
  18. Reading Claudius: A Memoir in Two Parts by Caroline Heller
  19. Revolutionary Yiddishland: A History of Jewish Radicalism by Alain Brossat and Sylvia Klingberg
  20. Seinfeldia by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
  21. What America Owes the Jews, What Jews Owe America by

Books posted on JewishBookWorld.org in May 2016

Kosher Feijoada and Other Paradoxes of Jewish Life in São Paulo by Misha KleinHere is the list of the 50 books that I posted on JewishBookWorld.org during the month of May 2016:

  1. 49 Days: An Interactive Journal of Self-Development by Rivka Levy
  2. Anatomy of Malice: The Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals by Joel E. Dimsdale
  3. And After the Fire by Laura Belfer
  4. Anything for my Bubela: A Jewish / Mafia Comedy by Geoff Sturtevant
  5. Becoming Malka by Mirta Trupp
  6. Bellow’s People by David Mikics
  7. The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner
  8. By Chance Alone: A Remarkable True Story of Courage and Survival at Auschwitz by Max Eisen
  9. Central Station by Lavie Tidhar
  10. City of Secrets by Stewart O’Nan
  11. Cold Florida: A hard-boiled mystery set in Florida (A Foggy Moskowitz Mystery) by Phillip DePoy
  12. Coming of Age in Jewish America: Bar and Bat Mitzvah Reinterpreted by Patricia Keer Munro
  13. Czech Mates: Holocaust Legacy by David A Weiss
  14. The Dead Man by Nora Gold
  15. Drawing the Holocaust: A Teenager’s Memory of Terezin, Birkenau, and Mauthausen by Michael Kraus
  16. The Extraordinary Dr Epstein by Susan Lee Kerr
  17. Forever, My Homeland by Roberta Kagan
  18. Forevermore: Three Documented Stories of Jewish Historical Figures Overcoming Oppression (WW II) by Shlomo Kalo
  19. The Frum Revolution: A Comprehensive Solution to the Off-the-Derech Crisis by Eli Rietti
  20. The Gilboa Iris by Zahava Englard
  21. The Holocaust and Compensated Compliance in Italy: Fossoli di Carpi, 1942-1952 by Alexis Herr
  22. The House of Dreams by Kate Lord Brown
  23. The Influence of Abraham Cohen de Herrera’s Kabbalah on Spinoza’s Metaphysics by Miquel Beltrán
  24. The Israel Warrior: Fighting Back for the Jewish State from Campus to Street Corner by Shmuley Boteach
  25. Jewish Nationality and Soviet Politics: The Jewish Sections of the CPSU, 1917-1930 by Zvi Y. Gitelman
  26. Jewish Radical Ultra-Orthodoxy Confronts Modernity, Zionism and Women’s Equality by Motti Inbari
  27. Kaplan’s Quest by Richard Steinitz
  28. Kosher Feijoada and Other Paradoxes of Jewish Life in São Paulo by Misha Klein
  29. The Land Is Full by Alon Tal
  30. Memory Work: The Second Generation by Nina Fischer
  31. Nathan’s Famous: The First 100 Years of America’s Favorite Frankfurter Company by William Handwerker
  32. The Nazi Hunters by Andrew Nagorski
  33. A None’s Story: Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam by Corinna Nicolaou
  34. On the Wings of Faith by Eli Fishman
  35. One Bridge to Life by William Samelson
  36. A Perfect Life by Eileen Pollack
  37. Photographing God: Creating a Spiritual Blog of Your Life by Mel Alexenberg
  38. Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier’s Story by Matti Friedman
  39. Resounding Transcendence: Transitions in Music, Religion, and Ritual by Jeffers Engelhardt, Philip Bohlman
  40. Revelation and Authority: Sinai in Jewish Scripture and Tradition by Benjamin D. Sommer
  41. The Secrets of Flight by Maggie Leffler
  42. Sephirot by Gordon Bonnet
  43. Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat & Festivals
  44. Single Handed by Daniel M. Cohen
  45. Tasa’s Song by Linda Kass
  46. Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architects of a New City by Adina Hoffman
  47. Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel by Dov Waxman
  48. Under the Heel of Bushido: Last Voices of the Jewish POWs of the Japanese in the Second World War by Martin Sugarman
  49. Unexpected Israel: Stories You Never Read in the Media by Ruth Corman
  50. Your Story, Our Sipur: Discovering Our Common Threads: Photography and Stories by Sam E. Litvin

Films added to JewisFilmFestivals.org in May 2016

Poster for Night Song / Mobile ÉtoileIn the month of May I added 36 films to JewisFilmFestivals.org. Some of them are old, others are new. There are shorts, feature films, documentaries and TV series among them. In the list below I used the English title for all them, but many of them are from other countries. The only thing common in them is that they were all shown at one more Jewish Film Festival. I hope you will find some interesting one films here:

  1. Abulele (2015, 90 min)
  2. The Accursed (2014, 60 min)
  3. The Art and Life of David Labkovski (2015, 6 min)
  4. A Children’s Song (2015, 27 min)
  5. The Cummington Story (1945, 20 min)
  6. Escape to the Rising Sun / Survivre à Shanghai (1990, 95 min)
  7. Focus (2001, 106 min) Buy
  8. Framed: The Adventures of Zion Man (2016, 10 min)
  9. Guavas (2016, 80 min)
  10. Half the Town / Die Hälfte der Stadt (2015, 88 min)
  11. Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers (2006, 58 min) Buy
  12. Imported (2015, 46 min)
  13. The Last Jews of Baghdad: End of an Exile; Beginning of a Journey (2005, 110 min)
  14. Mama’s Sidewalk Cafe (1957, 30 min)
  15. Martin Buber, Itinerary of a Humanist / Martin Buber, itinéraire d’un humaniste (2015, 52 min)
  16. Night Song / Mobile Étoile (2016, 119 min)
  17. None Shall Escape (1944, 85 min)
  18. Numbers Guy (2014, 33 min)
  19. On a Streetcar (1955, 30 min)
  20. Once Upon a Giant (1988, 77 min)
  21. The Raven – Ze’ev Jabotinsky / Haorev – Ze’ev Jabotinsky (2015, 60 min)
  22. Red Gold (2014, 53 min)
  23. Return to Rivne: A Holocaust Story (2015, 22 min)
  24. Run! (1962, 16 min)
  25. Sabbatical / Shabaton (2015, 9 min)
  26. Sara Stein – Shalom Berlin / Der Tel-Aviv-Krimi (2016, 88 min)
  27. Shtetl in the City: Memories of Toronto’s Jewish Community (2016, 77 min)
  28. Shylock’s Ghost (2015, 70 min)
  29. A Simple Story about Love / Sipur Pashut al Ahava (2014, 5 min)
  30. Thorn / Kotz (2015, 25 min)
  31. Uskut (2014, 4 min)
  32. Wayne and Shuster in Black and White (1996, 30 min)
  33. Wedding In Galilee / Urs al-jalil (1987, 113 min) Buy
  34. Where Do We Go Now? / Et maintenant on va où? (2011, 110 min) Buy
  35. The Writer (2016, 71 min)
  36. The Yatzkans (2014, 75 min)

Films added to JewisFilmFestivals.org in April 2016

Poster for The Tenth Man / El rey del Once / El rey del OnceIn the month of April I added 77 films to this site. Some of them are old, others are new. There are shorts, feature films, documentaries and TV series among them. In the list below I used the English title for all them, but many of them are from other countries. The only thing common in them is that they were all shown at one more Jewish Film Festival. I hope you will find some interesting one films here:

  1. 3 Days and a Child / Shlosha Yamim Veyeled (1967, 90 min)
  2. Aaron’s Magic Village / The Real Shlemiel / Die Schelme von Schelm (1995, 87 min) Buy
  3. Abandoned / Los abandonados (2015, 78 min) Buy
  4. An Affectionate Look At Wayne & Shuster (1965, 27 min) Buy
  5. Arik Brauer – A Youth in Vienna / Arik Brauer – Eine Jugend in Wien (2012, 70 min)
  6. Assi Dayan: Embittered (2013, 8 min)
  7. The Bielski Brothers (1994, 50 min) Buy
  8. Blessed / Mevorehet (2015, 16 min)
  9. Blind Love: A Holocaust Journey Through Poland with Man’s Best Friend (2015, 27 min)
  10. The Boys Of 2nd Street Park (2003, 91 min) Buy
  11. Building History: The Story of Benjamin Brown (2016, 8 min)
  12. Call Me Bullie / Kraa Li Bullie (2015, 61 min)
  13. Carrying the Light (2011, 60 min)
  14. A Demonstration in the White City / Hafgana bair halevana (2015, 50 min)
  15. Dirty Dancing (1987, 100 min) Buy
  16. Discovering Edward G. Robinson (2015, 45 min)
  17. Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana (2016, 85 min)
  18. Eastern Corridor / Vostochny koridor (1966, 100 min)
  19. Engel (2013, 9 min)
  20. False Flag / Kfulim (2014, 40 min)
  21. Fateless / Sorstalanság (2005, 140 min) Buy
  22. The First Sea / Das Erste Meer (2013, 60 min)
  23. Fish Soup (2015, 10 min)
  24. Fred Bondi, Lucky Man / Fred Bondi, L’Homme Chanceux (2014, 89 min)
  25. The Genizah Of Our Dreams / Geniza naših snova (2015, 15 min)
  26. Golan: A Farewell to Mr. Cinema (2015, 74 min)
  27. Grand Illusion / La Grande Illusion (1937, 114 min) Buy
  28. A Green Kippah (2014, 24 min)
  29. Guard Hut / Budke (2012, 17 min)
  30. Hitler’s Reign of Terror (1934, 55 min)
  31. Holot (2015, 7 min)
  32. Home Movie (2013, 18 min)
  33. Honest Ed Mirvish: The World’s Most Unusual Shopkeeper (1998, 54 min)
  34. I, Dalio – or the Rules of the Game (2015, 33 min)
  35. Imagine: Bette Midler: The Divine Miss M (2014, 75 min)
  36. It Happened in Havana: A Yiddish Love Story (2013, 27 min)
  37. Joshua Then And Now (1985, 119 min) Buy
  38. Last Folio / Posledny Portret (2015, 81 min)
  39. Léon Blum, Loathed and Adored / Léon Blum: Hai et adoré (2015, 58 min)
  40. Life According to Agfa (1992, 100 min) Buy
  41. The Life of the Jews of Palestine (1913, 78 min)
  42. The Littlest of Kings (1959, 60 min)
  43. Lost and Not Found (2015, 3 min)
  44. Lost in a Crowd (1957, 60 min)
  45. Louis-Ferdinand Céline / Céline!… deux clowns pour une catastrophe (2016, 90 min)
  46. Love Letters to Cinema / Michtav A’hava Lakolnoa (2014, 50 min)
  47. Mondays With Monty (2014, 7 min)
  48. Mr. Gaga (2015, 100 min)
  49. Nana, George and Me (1998, 48 min)
  50. Nightswimming / S’chiya Leylit (2013, 24 min)
  51. The Paper Bridge (1987, 105 min)
  52. The Photographer in Front of the Camera / Der Fotograf vor der Kamera (2014, 75 min)
  53. Porcelain Unicorn (2010, 3 min)
  54. The Revival of Jewish Poland (2013, 48 min)
  55. Roman Kosher (2014, 49 min)
  56. Schindler’s List (1993, 195 min) Buy
  57. Shalom Sesame: Grover Learns Hebrew (2011, 23 min) Buy
  58. Shalom Sesame: Monster in the Sukkah (2011, 23 min) Buy
  59. Sheldon Leonard’s Wonderful Life (2011, 72 min)
  60. Silver Cutlery / Cubiertos de Plata (2013, 13 min)
  61. Slay me, I tell nothing / Erschlagt mich, ich verrate nichts (2013, 80 min)
  62. Soldier in Art: Arthur Szyk (2014, 10 min)
  63. Spitting Game: The College Hook Up Culture (2009, 82 min)
  64. Strings (2012, 11 min)
  65. Sukkot in Warsaw (2014, 21 min)
  66. The Syndrome (2014, 86 min)
  67. Ten from Your Show of Shows (1973, 92 min) Buy
  68. The Tenth Man / El rey del Once (2016, 82 min)
  69. Tough Guise 2 (2013, 78 min) Buy
  70. The Tree on the Wall / El Árbol de la muralla (2012, 75 min)
  71. Tviggy (1969, 13 min)
  72. The Unvanquished (1945, 90 min)
  73. Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? (2016, 85 min)
  74. The Wordsmith (1979, 72 min)
  75. The X-Files: Kaddish (1997, 70 min) Buy
  76. You Will Find Me Within You / Me Reencontrara’s Dentro De Ti (2013, 16 min)
  77. Zeitgeist (2007, 25 min)

Books posted on JewishBookWorld.org in April 2016

Cover for A Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism Reader by Daniel M. HorwitzHere is the list of the 58 books that I posted on JewishBookWorld.org  during the month of April 2016:

  1. 1915 Diary of S. A. An-sky: A Russian Jewish Writer at the Eastern Front by S. A. An-sky
  2. ABC Passover Hunt by Tilda Balsley
  3. Antisemitism in North America; New World, Old Hate by Steven K. Baum, Neil J. Kressel, Florette Cohen, and Steven Leonard Jacobs
  4. The Art of Passover by Rabbi Stephan O. Parnes
  5. As If We Were There: Readings for a Transformative Passover Experience by Gidon Rothstein
  6. Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power by Neal Gabler
  7. The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem by Sarit Yishai-Levi
  8. Because of Eva: A Jewish Genealogical Journey by Susan J. Gordon
  9. Contention, Controversy, and Change: Evolutions and Revolutions in the Jewish Experience, Volume I by Eric Levine and Simcha Fishbane
  10. The Curious Case of Kiryas Joel: The Rise of a Village Theocracy and the Battle to Defend the Separation of Church and State by Louis Grumet, John M. Caher
  11. The Daughter Who Got Away by Leora Freedman
  12. The Dead Sea and the Jordan River by Barbara Kreiger
  13. The Dinner Party by Brenda Janowitz
  14. The Dry Bones Passover Haggadah by Yaakov Kirschen
  15. The Exodus Story in Minecraft by Roque Rojas
  16. The Exodus You Almost Passed Over by Rabbi David Fohrman
  17. Faith Without Fear: Unresolved Issues in Modern Orthodoxy by Michael J. Harris
  18. Fifty Shades of Talmud: What the First Rabbis Had to Say About You-Know-What by Maggie Anton
  19. From Day to Day: One Man’s Diary of Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps by Odd Nansen and Timothy J. Boyce
  20. Hasidism as Mysticism: Quietistic Elements in Eighteenth-Century Hasidic Thought by Rivka Schatz Uffenheimer
  21. Honorable Mentschen: A Torah-Based Guide to Derech Eretz and Social Skills by Genendel Krohn
  22. The Houseguest by Kim Brooks
  23. The Image of Jews in Contemporary China by James R. Ross and Song Lihong
  24. Israel Eats by Steven Rothfeld
  25. Israel Isidor Mattuck, Architect of Liberal Judaism by Pam Fox and Michael A. Meyer
  26. Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance by Jack Sutin, Rochelle Sutin
  27. A Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism Reader by Daniel M. Horwitz
  28. A Kabbalistic View of History by Z’Ev Ben Shimon Halevi
  29. Kayla and Kugel’s Almost-Perfect Passover by Ann D. Koffsky
  30. Knowing God’s Plan (Daas Tevunos): The Precise System Through Which G-d Directs Every Aspect of Existence by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto
  31. Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food by Roger Horowitz
  32. Listen and Learn from the Animals by Aviva Hermelin
  33. The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World’s Oldest Bible by Chanan Tigay
  34. Memoirs of a Jewish Vampire: 6,000 Years of Kvetching by Russell Andresen
  35. Modern Girls by Jennifer S. Brown
  36. Modern Orthodoxy in American Judaism: The Era of Rabbi Leo Jung by Maxine Jacobson
  37. More Than Enough: A Passover Story by April Halprin Wayland
  38. Mother, Can You Not? by Kate Siegel
  39. The New Mediterranean Jewish Table: Old World Recipes for the Modern Home by Joyce Goldstein
  40. New Moon by G. Rayzel Raphael
  41. New York’s Yiddish Theater From the Bowery to Broadway by Edna Nahshon
  42. On One Foot by Linda Glaser
  43. Ora de Despertar: Original Ladino Songs For Children by Sarah Aroeste
  44. Passover Guide 2016 by Kashrus Magazine
  45. Passover Haggada with commentary by Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz
  46. Passover Haggadah The Original Tradition of the Jews of Yemen by Chaim Ben-Tsur
  47. Passover Haggadah: A Celebration of Freedom by Nin Sharyn Bebeau
  48. The Passover Surprise by Janet Ruth Heller
  49. Passover Word Search: A Pesach Puzzle, Poem & Coloring Book in One by Puzzle Color
  50. Passover: Festival of Freedom by Monique Polak
  51. A Place for Elijah by Kelly Easton Ruben
  52. Rabbi Abraham Ibn Ezra’s Commentary on Books 3-5 of Psalms: Chapters 73-150 by H. Norman Strickman
  53. Rhapsody in Schmaltz: Yiddish Food and Why We Can’t Stop Eating It by Michael Wex
  54. The Sefiros and the Self – A Divine Blueprint for Self-Discovery and Personal Growth by Rabbi Yaakov Feder
  55. Shrink: The Autobiography of a Psychotherapist by Martin Obler, Jed Golden
  56. Six Memos from the Last Millennium: A Novelist Reads the Talmud by Joseph Skibell
  57. Take It Easy! Delicious & Simple Gluten-Free Recipes for Passover & Year Round by Mindy Rafalowitz
  58. Uncle Yossi’s Big Book of Stories (Vol 1): Classic Jewish Tales as told by Yosef Goldstein

Books added to JewishFilmFestivals.org in March 2016

I added a new section to the JewishFilmFestivals.org site recently, listing books related to its topic: Jews and Film/TV. The books are divided into four categories: Academic/scholarly, Holocaust/Shoah, Israel, and Related. The description of these categories and the list of ALL books are on the books page. The list of books for each category can be reached via the menu on top. To begin with I included the 48 books listed below. Please let me know if I missed something.

  1. Acting Jewish: Negotiating Ethnicity on the American Stage and Screen (2012) by Henry BialBuy
  2. Afterimage: Film, Trauma, and the Holocaust (1996) by Joshua HirschBuy
  3. American Jewish Filmmakers (2005) by David Desser, Lester D. FriedmanBuy
  4. American Jewish Films: The Search for Identity (2003) by Lawrence J. Epstein Buy
  5. The American Jewish Story through Cinema, The (2011) by Eric A. Goldman Buy
  6. Between Two Worlds: Jewish Presences in German and Austrian Film, 1910-1933 (2013) by S. S. PrawerBuy
  7. Beyond Flesh: Queer Masculinities and Nationalism in Israeli Cinema (2011) by Raz YosefBuy
  8. Blackface, White Noise: Jewish Immigrants in the Hollywood Melting Pot (2015) by Michæl RoginBuy
  9. Driven to Darkness: Jewish Emigre Directors and the Rise of Film Noir (2005) by Vincent Brook Buy
  10. Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood, An (2003) by Neal GablerBuy
  11. Entertaining America: Jews, Movies, and Broadcasting (2007) by J. Hoberman, Jeffrey Shandler Buy
  12. The Fantastic in Holocaust Literature and Film: Critical Perspectives, The (2016) by Judith B. Kerman, John Edgar BrowningBuy
  13. Film and the Holocaust: New Perspectives on Dramas, Documentaries, and Experimental Films (1984) by Aaron KernerBuy
  14. First Films of the Holocaust: Soviet Cinema and the Genocide of the Jews, 1938–1946 (2005) by Jeremy HicksBuy
  15. From Nuremberg to Hollywood: The Holocaust and the Courtroom in American Fictive Film(2007) by James JordanBuy
  16. Haunted Images: Film, Ethics, Testimony and the Holocaust (2005) by Libby SaxtonBuy
  17. Hollywood and the Holocaust (2013) by Henry GonshakBuy
  18. Hollywood’s Chosen People: The Jewish Experience in American Cinema (2003) by Murray Pomerance, Daniel Bernardi, Hava Tirosh-Samuelson Buy
  19. The Holocaust and the Moving Image: Representations in Film and Television Since 1933, The (2002) by Toby Haggith, Joanna NewmanBuy
  20. Holocaust Cinema in the Twenty-First Century: Images, Memory, and the Ethics of Representation (2000) by Gerd Bayer, Oleksandr KobrynskyyBuy
  21. The Holocaust Film Sourcebook, The (2013) by Caroline PicartBuy
  22. Holocaust Film: The Political Aesthetics of Ideology (2002) by Terri GinsbergBuy
  23. Holocaust Impiety in Literature, Popular Music and Film (2015) by Matthew BoswellBuy
  24. Holocaust in American Film, Second Edition (2004) by Judith DonesonBuy
  25. Identity Politics on the Israeli Screen (2007) by Yosefa LoshitzkyBuy
  26. Identity, Place, and Subversion in Contemporary Mizrahi Cinema in Israel (2014) by Yaron ShemerBuy
  27. Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust (1987) by Annette InsdorfBuy
  28. Israeli Cinema (2003) by Miri Talmon, Yaron PelegBuy
  29. Israeli Film: A Reference Guide (2015) by Amy Kronish, Costel SafirmanBuy
  30. The Jew in American Cinema, The (2003) by Patricia ErensBuy
  31. The Jew in Cinema: From The Golem to Don’t Touch My Holocaust, The (2013) by Omer BartovBuy
  32. The Jewish Image in American Film, The (2004) by Lester D. FriedmanBuy
  33. Jewish Women on Stage, Film, and Television (2012) by R. MockBuy
  34. The Jews of Prime Time, The (2013) by David Zurawik Buy
  35. Kosher Movies: A Film Critic Discovers Life Lessons at the Cinema (2011) by Herbert J. CohenBuy
  36. Mediamorphosis: Kafka and the Moving Image (1995) by Shai Biderman, Ido LewitBuy
  37. The Modern Jewish Experience in World Cinema, the (2012) by Lawrence BaronBuy
  38. The New Jew in Film: Exploring Jewishness and Judaism in Contemporary Cinema, The (2016) by Nathan AbramsBuy
  39. Nostalgia in Jewish-American Theatre and Film, 1979-2004 (2003) by Ben FurnishBuy
  40. Over the Top Judaism: Precedents and Trends in the Depiction of Jewish Beliefs and Observances in Film and Television (1988) by Elliot B. Gertel Buy
  41. Projecting The Holocaust Into The Present: The Changing Focus of Contemporary Holocaust Cinema (2007) by Lawrence BaronBuy
  42. Reel Jewish (2003) by Joel SambergBuy
  43. Representing Perpetrators in Holocaust Literature and Film (2013) by Jenni Adams, Sue ViceBuy
  44. Shoah: The Complete Text Of The Acclaimed Holocaust Film (2009) by Claude LanzmannBuy
  45. Something Ain’t Kosher Here: The Rise of the ‘Jewish’ Sitcom (2011) by Vincent BrookBuy
  46. The Construction of European Holocaust Memory: German and Polish Cinema after 1989(2002) by Malgorzata Pakier Buy
  47. Weimar Film and Modern Jewish Identity (2005) by Ofer AshkenaziBuy
  48. Woody on Rye: Jewishness in the Films and Plays of Woody Allen (2012) by Vincent Brook, Marat GrinbergBuy

Films added in March 2016 to JewishFilmFestivals.org

In the month of March I added 71films to Jewish Film Festivals. Some of them are old, others are new. There are shorts, feature films, documentaries and TV series among them. In the list below I used the English title for all them, but many of them are from other countries. The only thing common in them is that they were all shown at one more Jewish Film Festival. I hope you will find some interesting one films here:

  1. Aaron’s Magic Village / The Real Shlemiel / Die Schelme von Schelm (1995, 87 min) Buy/Watch
  2. Against Your Will (2015, 51 min)
  3. Bark Mitzvah (2015, 8 min)
  4. Belzec (2005, 100 min) Buy/Watch
  5. Birthplace / Miejsce urodzenia (1992, 47 min)
  6. Bulmus: Caught in the Net (2016, 9 min)
  7. Chaja & Mimi (2009, 10 min)
  8. Claire Bloom: British Legend of Stage and Screen (2012, 60 min) Buy/Watch
  9. Coaching Colburn (2016, 27 min)
  10. Complicit (2013, 66 min)
  11. Elie and us / Elie et nous (2010, 69 min)
  12. Endless Abilities (2013, 76 min)
  13. The Eulogy of Pini Gurevich (2015, 20 min)
  14. Eva, Ruda, Léo and me / Eva, Ruda, Léo et moi (2015, 53 min)
  15. Everything Is Copy (2015, 89 min)
  16. Family Commitments / Familie verpflichtet (2015, 85 min)
  17. The Fearless Vampire Killers, or Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are in My Neck (1967, 91 min) Buy/Watch
  18. Finding Miracles (2015, 9 min)
  19. Finishers / De toutes nos forces (2013, 86 min) Buy/Watch
  20. Francofonia (2015, 88 min)
  21. Frog Hunt / Tseid Tsfardeim (2012, 15 min)
  22. From Hollywood to Nuremberg: John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens (2012, 53 min) Buy/Watch
  23. General Rehearsal (2013, 12 min)
  24. Giza, the Suitcase Child / Giza, La Nina de la Maleta (2014, 46 min)
  25. God Told Me To (1976, 91 min) Buy/Watch
  26. Goldberg & Eisenberg: Til Death Do Us Part (2013, 90 min) Buy/Watch
  27. Guard Hut / Budke (2012, 17 min)
  28. H I Jew Positive (2013, 80 min)
  29. Hanka’s Tattoo (2015, 15 min)
  30. Happy New Year / Bonne Annee (2013, 10 min)
  31. Harbour of Hope / Hoppets hamn (2011, 76 min) Buy/Watch
  32. Hear This! / Moet je horen! (2013, 15 min)
  33. Herb & Dorothy 50X50 (2013, 87 min)
  34. Hint / Remez (2012, 16 min)
  35. I Remember Barbra (1981, 23 min)
  36. If that is so, then I’m a murderer / …dann bin ich ja ein Mörder! (2012, 70 min)
  37. Internal Combustion (2014, 86 min)
  38. The Interviewer (2012, 12 min)
  39. Ishtar (1987, 107 min) Buy/Watch
  40. It’s Purim Today (2015, 13 min)
  41. Jerusalemites Can’t Swim (2013, 50 min)
  42. Jewish Blind Date (2015, 16 min)
  43. Jews of Harbin (2014, 53 min)
  44. Junction 48 (2016, 95 min)
  45. Junun (2015, 54 min) Buy/Watch
  46. Lejaim A Eliahu Toker: An Illuminated Life / Lejaim A Eliahu Toker: Una Vida Iluminando (2013, 48 min)
  47. The Length of the Alphabet / La longueur de l’alphabet (2013, 52 min)
  48. Like Children (2012, 9 min)
  49. Making Morning Star (2015, 40 min)
  50. Marvin Seth and Stanley (2012, 75 min) Buy/Watch
  51. Mikey and Nicky (1976, 119 min) Buy/Watch
  52. Mushkie (2016, 12 min)
  53. Nana, George and Me (1998, 48 min)
  54. Never a Bystander (2014, 30 min)
  55. A New Leaf (1971, 102 min) Buy/Watch
  56. A New Life on the Land (2014, 55 min)
  57. Nightswimming / S’chiya Leylit (2013, 24 min)
  58. Norman Lear: Just Another Version Of You (2016, 91 min)
  59. One Day in Auschwitz (2015, 45 min)
  60. TheOther Dignity / La Otra Dignidad (2013, 50 min)
  61. Presenting Princess Shaw (2015, 80 min)
  62. Purim: The Lot (2014, 65 min) Buy/Watch
  63. Robbery of the Heart (2015, 80 min)
  64. Shores of Light: Salento 1945-1947 (2015, 56 min)
  65. Sleeping With the Fishes (2013, 95 min) Buy/Watch
  66. Slower Than A Heartbeat / Yoter Ity Mi’Lev (2012, 90 min)
  67. Ten Buildings Away / Asara Rehovot Mea Etsim (2015, 25 min)
  68. Tipsy Torah: Purim (2015, 8 min)
  69. TheUpside Down Book (2013, 52 min)
  70. Wounded Land (2015, 80 min)
  71. You Are Me (2013, 13 min)

Books posted on my Jewish Books blog in March 2016

"How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?" by Tahneer OksmanHere is the list of books that made it here during the month of March 2016:

Films added in February 2016 to JewishFilmFestivals.org

Poster for Karski & The Lords of Humanity / Karski i wladcy ludzkosciIn the month of February I added 85  films to Jewish Film Festivals. Some of them are old, others are new. There are shorts, feature films, documentaries and TV series among them. In the list below I used the English title for all them, but many of them are from other countries. The only thing common in them is that they were all shown at one more Jewish Film Festival. I hope you will find some interesting one films here:

  1. 18 Voices Sing Kol Nidre (2012, 40 min)
  2. The 81st Blow / Ha-Makah Hashmonim V’Echad (1975, 115 min)
  3. A Prayer for Aliyah (2012, 27 min)
  4. The A Word (2010, 105 min)
  5. Absent God (2014, 68 min)
  6. The Amazing Charleroux (2011, 10 min)
  7. Ash and Hopes – My Struggle to Survive / Cenizas y esperanzas – Mi lucha por sobrevivir (2014, 28 min)
  8. Beqassor (1950, 120 min)
  9. Bike for the Fight (2013, 25 min)
  10. Bogdan’s Journey (2016, 90 min)
  11. The Building Across (2012, 5 min)
  12. Café Nagler (2015, 59 min)
  13. The Cake (2013, 5 min)
  14. Chantal Akerman, From Here / Chantal Akerman, de cá (2010, 61 min)
  15. The Details (2013, 5 min)
  16. The Diary of Anne Frank / Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank (2016, 128 min)
  17. The Dreamers (2011, 57 min)
  18. The Escape (2013, 74 min)
  19. Evan Kaufmann: Fathers’ Land (2012, 10 min)
  20. Everything Is Copy (2015, 89 min)
  21. Filme sobre um Bom Fim / Film about a Good End (2015, 88 min)
  22. Flames in the Ashes / Pnei Hamered (1987, 96 min)
  23. For Sabbath (2015, 11 min)
  24. Frog and Toad Together (2016, 30 min)
  25. Front of the Class (2008, 95 min) Buy/Watch
  26. The Gambling Man (2012, 24 min)
  27. Gedenk – A new generation remembers / Guedenk – Una nueva generación recuerda (2015, 55 min)
  28. Gerda’s Silence / Gerdas Schweigen (2008, 95 min) Buy/Watch
  29. God’s Messengers (2015, 76 min)
  30. Gold Will Set You Free / Oro Macht Frei (2013, 70 min)
  31. Greenhorn (2015, 25 min)
  32. Hands of Flame (2014, 9 min)
  33. Historia Kowalskich (2009, 70 min)
  34. Hotel Lux (2011, 102 min) Buy/Watch
  35. I Want to be a Boarder (1937, 15 min)
  36. Incognito (2015, 11 min)
  37. Jerusalem of Steel (2005, 5 min)
  38. The Jester / Der Purimspiler (1937, 90 min)
  39. Karski & The Lords of Humanity / Karski i wladcy ludzkosci (2015, 72 min)
  40. Ladies’ Tailor / Damiskiy Portnoy (1990, 92 min)
  41. The Last Sea / Ha-Yam Ha’Aharon (1984, 100 min)
  42. León, Reflections of a Passion / León, reflejos de una pasión (2015, 70 min)
  43. Less Than One (2014, 6 min)
  44. Lev Haaretz / Ramleh (2001, 58 min)
  45. Line 41 / Linie 41 (2015, 101 min)
  46. Mama Doni’s Jewish Holiday Party (2013, 70 min) Buy/Watch
  47. Menazka (The Pot) (2015, 49 min)
  48. The Monaco Watch / L’orologio di Monaco (2014, 63 min)
  49. Monumento (2016, 80 min)
  50. My Angel / Mon Ange (2014, 22 min)
  51. My Emo Life (2015, 48 min)
  52. Neil Diamond: Solitary Man (2010, 60 min)
  53. A Night at the Opera (1935, 96 min) Buy/Watch
  54. Nina’s Barn (2015, 55 min)
  55. NYC Life (2015, 8 min)
  56. The Pale of Settlement (2013, 18 min)
  57. Passover Fever / Leylasede (1995, 100 min) Buy/Watch
  58. Pawn Sacrifice (2014, 115 min) Buy/Watch
  59. Peeping Toms / Metzitzim (1973, 90 min) Buy/Watch
  60. The Pickle Recipe (2016, 97 min)
  61. Reflection (2013, 4 min)
  62. Returning to Light / Volviendo a la Luz (2009, 52 min)
  63. Rewriting History (2012, 80 min)
  64. Russendisko (2012, 100 min) Buy/Watch
  65. Sand Storm / Sufat Chol (2016, 97 min)
  66. Sashenka (2011, 9 min)
  67. The Settlers (2016, 120 min)
  68. Shattered Rhymes (2014, 63 min)
  69. Shore of Love / Shati el gharam (1950, 105 min)
  70. So Israel is Eating / So isst Israel (2015, 90 min)
  71. A Song of Loves: R. David Buzaglo (2015, 60 min)
  72. Subte (Subway): Polska (2015, 98 min)
  73. Taxman (1999, 104 min) Buy/Watch
  74. Tevya (1939, 93 min)
  75. Thank You for Calling / Je compte sur vous (2015, 98 min)
  76. That Bites!: a Documentary About Food Allergies Made by a 12 year old Boy (2015, 46 min)
  77. A Third Way – Settlers and Palestinians as Neighbors (2015, 70 min)
  78. Thy Father’s Chair (2015, 74 min)
  79. Trembling Before G-d (2001, 94 min) Buy/Watch
  80. Tunnel of Hope (2015, 88 min)
  81. Uri Avneri: A Warrior for Peace / Hanadon: Uri Avneri (2002, 75 min)
  82. Welcome (2009, 110 min) Buy/Watch
  83. Wild West Hebron / Maaravon B’Har Hebron (2013, 95 min)
  84. Wings of Change (2016, 53 min)
  85. Zaguri Empire (2014, 40 min)

Books posted on my Jewish Books blog in February 2016

Cover for Books posted in February 2016 I have a blog about Jewish books. Most of the time I post about new books, sometimes about events, book sales or older books. Here is the list of books that made it there during the month of February 2016:

  1. Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit
  2. Athar by Shlomo Kalo
  3. The Beautiful Possible by Amy Gottlieb
  4. Béla’s Letters by Jeff Ingber
  5. The Bible Doesn’t Say That: 40 Biblical Mistranslations, Misconceptions, and Other Misunderstandings by Joel M. Hoffman
  6. The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories: Seeking Jewish Narrative All Over the World by Irene Shaland
  7. The Dream of Zion: The Story of the First Zionist Congress by Lawrence J. Epstein
  8. Elisha Davidson and the Ispaklaria by M.R. Attar
  9. Finding Home: In the Footsteps of the Jewish Fusgeyers by Jill Culiner
  10. From Sinai to Ethiopia by Sharon Shalom
  11. Groucho Marx: The Comedy of Existence by Lee Siegel
  12. Hare and Tortoise Race Across Israel by Laura Gehl
  13. Holocaust Cinema in the Twenty-First Century: Images, Memory, and the Ethics of Representation by Gerd Bayer and Oleksandr Kobrynskyy
  14. How the Jews Defeated Hitler by Benjamin Ginsberg
  15. In the Land of Armadillos: Stories by Helen Maryles Shankman
  16. Israel’s Edge: The Story of The IDF’s Most Elite Unit – Talpiot by Jason Gewirtz
  17. Janusz Korczak: Sculptor of Children’s Souls by Marcia Talmage Schneider
  18. Jewish Prayer Texts from the Cairo Genizah by Stefan C. Reif
  19. Jewish Stories of Wisdom by Patrick Fischmann
  20. Levi & Aya by Shoshana Banana
  21. Max Baer and the Star of David by Jay Neugeboren
  22. Mazal Tov, Amigos! Jews and Popular Music in the Americas by Amalia Ran and Moshe Morad
  23. Modernizing Jewish Education in Nineteenth Century Eastern Europe by Mordechai Zalkin
  24. My Aunt Manya by Jose Patterson
  25. Our Jewish Robot Future by Leonard Borman
  26. Piece of Mind by Michelle Adelman
  27. Putting God Second: How to Save Religion from Itself by Donniel Hartman
  28. Scattered Among The Nations by Bryan Schwartz
  29. Sister of Zion by Ruth Danon
  30. Soul Mazal: In the beginning by David Katz
  31. Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books by Mark Glickman
  32. Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War by Ian Buruma
  33. Women’s Hebrew Poetry on American Shores: Poems by Anne Kleiman and Annabelle Farmelant
  34. Yearning to Breathe Free: My Parents’ Fight to Reunite during the Holocaust by Murray Jack Lauicht with Peter Weisz
  35. The Yid by Paul Goldberg
  36. The Zohar Pritzker Edition, Volume Ten by Daniel C. Matt