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  • Foundations

    History declares the longstanding presence of Jews in Jerusalem, though outside influences have wrestled to rule this very sacred place since its beginning. This episode offers a look at the history this city is built upon, and what it has to say to us today.

    Year: 2019
    Languages: English & Hebr...

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  • Walking Through Fire

    Overcoming disabilities and painful loss, Yaakov Guttman rose to create his own destiny.

    Year: 2018
    Language: English
    Producer: SINAI Schools

  • A Tale of a Woman and a Robe

    The Mikveh ritual is the final step in the process of joining the Jewish people. The converts, both men and women, are required to immerse themselves in the Mikveh in the presence of three rabbinical judges, while the women wear nothing but a robe. This ceremony served as the basis for the "'A Ta...

  • Fluchkes

    Over the course of a year, a group of women in their 70s and 80s confront the intense demands of the art of dance and refuse to conform to any stereotypes about aging. They open up about their lives, rivalries and sexuality, and share an unquenchable thirst for life, art, and self-expression.

    Th...

  • The Binding of Yitzchak

    Did Yigal Amir know that during the Israel Security Agency's initial interrogation, on the night he assassinated Yitzhak Rabin, he was almost killed by an agent charged with protecting him? It's the first time this story has been told.

    This program may contain strong language, nudity, and/or vio...

  • Hope in the Holy Land

    An American Christian with a deep love for Israel sets off on a journey across the Holy Land to confront his indifference toward the Palestinians and to search for the deeper truths behind one of the most perplexing and debated conflicts in the world. Along the way, he discovers the painful strug...

  • Flood

    In the shadow of the flood that took place thousands of years ago, four characters, floating between Heaven and Earth, are confronted with the drought of their land and with the changes of nature.

    Year: 2018
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Ohad Milstein
    Producer: Ohad Milstein
    Wr...

  • A Demonstration in the White City

    On Christmas eve 2013, some 10,000 asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan gathered in Levinsky Park. From there they marched in an orderly fashion to Ha’Aliya Street, and continued across downtown Tel Aviv, until they reached Rabin Square, where they gathered around Yigal Tomarkin’s looming statue...

  • Be Fruitful and Multiply

    Man is commanded to procreate, but it is the woman who is the instrument for fulfilling this purpose. This film follows the stories of four Ultra-Orthodox women and the oppression in Ultra-Orthodox society which ignores their spirituality, emotional needs and inner world.

    Year: 2005
    Language: E...

  • Life According to Ohad

    Ohad is an animal-rights activist. After years of being cut off from his family, he tries to heal the wounds and go home, but their decision to eat meat still stands in his way.

    This program may contain strong language, nudity, and/or violence. Viewer discretion is advised.

    Year: 2014
    Language...

  • The Impure

    The “Impure” was how the Argentinian Jewish pimps were called by the “normal” Jewish community. They were vicious organization leaders and brothel owners who practiced religious lives while trafficking thousands of unfortunate Eastern-European Jewish women. These women were unjustly also referred...

  • Spotting Yossi

    Thirteen years after his death, the great actor Yossi Banai comes to life for one final encore, with a cinematic memoir led by his own deep iconic voice. Pieced together from numerous archival sources, Banai directs the spotlight on to his own image.

    Year: 2019
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitle...

  • The Seven Tapes of Yona Wallach

    A cinematic journey into the world of Yona Wallach, an Israeli poet, whose radical life and poetry ended with her death at an early age, leaving behind a myth and a trail of admirers.

    Year: 2012
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Yair Qedar
    Producer: Yair Qedar
    Writer: Yair Qedar
    St...

  • Zelda: A Simple Woman

    She published her first book of poetry at the age of 53 and became a prominent figure in the field of Hebrew literature. Niece of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, living alone in Jerusalem, writing poems of pieces of paper, surrounded by a small court of lovers and admirers.

    Year: 2015
    Language: Hebrew, E...

  • Miss Blubstein, Rachel

    A documentary on the life of Hebrew poet Rachel Blubstein, known simply as Rachel, considered a national poet of Israel. Includes interviews with literary researchers, poets, historians, and biographers.

    Year: 2015
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Sivan Arbel
    Producer: Yair Qedar
    S...

  • Vogel Lost Vogel

    David Vogel left behind a corpus of wonderful Hebrew novels, novellas, and poems that depicted sexuality and desire like no one before him, but who only gained recognition after his death.

    Year: 2018
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Ayelet Ofarim
    Producer(s): Itay Barkan, Yair Qedar...

  • Avot Yeshurun

    The great outsider poet Avot Yeshoron was the first to write about the Naqba, mixing Hebrew, Arabic and Yiddish. Haunted for most of his life, he gained great respect in his final years, becoming a hero of a generation.

    Year: 2018
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Amichai Chasson
    Pr...

  • Alone: The Legend of Miriam Yalan-Shtekelis

    In a tiny apartment in Jerusalem, surrounded by dolls and cats, Miriam Yalan-Shteklis wrote her beloved children's poems. Director Reuven Brodsky uses miniatures created specifically for the film and interviews with her acquaintances to tell the story of the most loved Israeli children writer.

    Y...

  • The Awakener: The Story of Y.H. Brenner

    In 1921, six dead bodies were found near the Red House between Tel Aviv and Jaffa. One was the body of Y.H. Brenner, a brilliant author, the sharp critic of his generation, a man of ambiguous sexuality and the characteristics of a raging prophet.

    Year: 2015
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Di...

  • Levantine

    Director Rafael Balulu goes on a journey in the footsteps of the Levantine thinker and author Jacqueline Kahanoff. Through encounters with her elderly friends in Paris, leading intellectuals in the Mizrachi discourse in Israel and fascinating Levantine women artists, he not only draws a portrait ...

  • The 5 Houses of Lea Goldberg

    She died 41 years ago, but even today, Lea Goldberg is still an enigmatic figure. She is Israel's most beloved poet, a woman who invented herself from the ashes of the first World War through her magical poetry.

    Year: 2011
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Yair Qedar
    Producer: Yair ...

  • Bialik: King of the Jews

    "King of the Jews" is a portrait of the most beloved Jew of his day, Chaim Nachman Bialik. By the age of thirty he'd already become the most famous poet in the Jewish world. He spent very few years living in Tel Aviv, but he loved the city dearly.

    Year: 2014
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles ...

  • A Song of Friendship: Rabbi David Buzaglo

    Rabbi David Buzaglo was the greatest Hebrew liturgical poet of the twentieth century. Born in Morocco in 1903, his literary output had a major impact on a community of hundreds of thousands of people.

    Year: 2015
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Rafael Balulu
    Producer: Yair Qedar
    Wri...

  • Muray, Shabazi's Riddle

    Very few details are known about Rabbi Shalom Shabazi, but 400 years after his death, Shabazi is as popular as ever and is considered one of the greatest Yemenite poets. The film takes the audience on a journey through the extraordinary life of one of the greatest Hebrew writers.

    Year: 2018
    Lang...

  • Black Honey: The Poetry and Life of Avraham Sutzkever

    The incredible story of Avraham Sutskever, the greatest Yiddish poet, who saved manuscripts from the Nazis, survived WWII due to Stalin's special rescue plane, testified in the Nuremberg Trials, and died anonymously in Tel Aviv.

    Year: 2018
    Languages: Yiddish & English, English subtitles
    Director...