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Top Ten Jewish Films
1. Wagner's Jews
Why did so many Jews support the notoriously anti-Semitic composer?
2. Orchestra of Exiles
The story of how one man saved nearly 1,000 Jews from the Nazis.
3. When Comedy Went to School
Answers the question, "Why are there so many Jewish comedians?"
4. Next Year Jerusalem
A lyrical portrait of eight nursing home residents on a pilgrimage to Israel.
5. Wagner & Me
Stephen Fry reconciles his love of Wagner with the man's anti-Semitism.
6. Bonhoeffer
German theologian was one of the first voices of resistance to Hitler.
7. Lost Islands
This crowd-pleaser was the biggest box office success in Israel in 2008.
8. When Jews Were Funny
A survey of the history of Jewish comedy.
9. Old Jews Telling Jokes
Just what it’s called: old Jews...telling jokes...
 
10. Eyes Wide Open
An Orthodox family man falls for his handsome young student.

 
New and Notable

Altina
Altina Schinasi was born in 1907 in New York City; the daughter of a tobacco tycoon and decedent of Sephardic Jews. Her genteel upbringing was in sharp contrast to the bold sexuality of her art and her life.

A Look at the Past

House of Life
The story of The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague - the site of layer upon layer of buried members of the once-vibrant Jewish community - and its history rich in lore, mysticism, tradition and philosophy.

On the Lighter Side

When Comedy Went to School
When Comedy Went to School is an entertaining portrait of this country's greatest generation of comics, including Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Jackie Mason, Mort Sahl, and Jerry Stiller.

Issues of Faith

Hiding and Seeking
This award-winning film tells the dramatic and emotional story of a Jewish father who journeys with his two utlra-orthodox sons back to Poland to find the Christian farmers who hid their family from the Nazis.

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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