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Top Ten Jewish Films
1. Orchestra of Exiles
The story of how one man saved nearly 1,000 Jews from the Nazis.
2. A Life Apart
Journey into the mysterious and joyous world of the Hasidic Jews,
3. Sukkah City
A design competition explores the potential of the ancient Jewish sukkah.
4. Kabbalah Me
A personal journey into the esoteric spiritual phenomenon.
5. Wagner's Jews
Why did so many Jews support the notoriously anti-Semitic composer?
6. Next Year Jerusalem
A lyrical portrait of eight nursing home residents on a pilgrimage to Israel.
7. When Comedy Went to School
Answers the question, "Why are there so many Jewish comedians?"
8. Lost Islands
This crowd-pleaser was the biggest box office success in Israel in 2008.
9. Wagner & Me
Stephen Fry reconciles his love of Wagner with the man's anti-Semitism.
 
10. When Jews Were Funny
A survey of the history of Jewish comedy.

 
New and Notable

Sukkah City
Sukkah City chronicles the architecture and design competition in New York City conceived by best-selling author Joshua Foer that explores the creative potential of the ancient Jewish sukkah.

A Look at the Past

Leon Blum: For All Mankind
The story of Leon Blum, a Jew who served as prime minister of France and who also was a prisoner of the Nazis at the Buchenwald concentration camp.

On the Lighter Side

When Jews Were Funny
This insightful and hilarious survey of Jewish comedy from the early days of Borsht belt to the present ultimately explores the entire unruly question of what it means to be Jewish.

Issues of Faith

Eyes Wide Open
When a dedicated husband and father in Jerusalem’s ultra-orthodox community falls in love with a handsome student, guilt, torment and community pressure lead him to make a radical decision.

In the Performing Arts

A Tickle in the Heart
An international smash hit and the world's most popular film about klezmer music, A Tickle in the Heart captures the story of klezmer legends the Epstein Brothers on a joyous (and hilarious) international tour.

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