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1.

Hill 24 Doesn't Answer

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Four young Zionists are assigned to defend strategic Hill 24 outside Jerusalem in order to maintain access to the besieged city during Israel's War of Independence.
DVD
2007; 1955
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Talmud & the Scholar

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A "behind the scenes" look at Adin Steinsaltz, whose English translation and analysis of the Talmud has made the Oral Law accessible to a new generation of English readers.
DVD
2006; 1989
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Wannsee Conference

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Depicts the conference at Wannsee in Berlin January 2, 1942, attended by Nazi leaders to determine the fate of the Jewish people.
VHS
1997; 1987
Ivy (By Request)
4.

Witness: Voices From the Holocaust

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Testimonies, some of the earliest ever recorded, and rare archival footage reveal the Nazi era through the memories of those whe were there: a Hitler Youth, a Jesuit priest, resistance fighters, death camp survivors, American POWs, and liberators.
VHS
1999; 1998
Ivy (By Request)
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Heritage: Civilization and the Jews

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Five millennia of Jewish history is brought to life in a celebration of Jewish humanistic and moral heritage. Follow the Jewish people from the heights of Sinai to the shores of the Dead Sea, from a Greek ampitheater in Delphi to the Forum of ancient Rome, out of the ashes of concentration camps to the rebuilt cities and villages of Israel.
VHS
2001; 1984
Ivy (By Request)
6.

The Producers

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A legendary producer and his mild-mannered accountant face catastrophe when their play unexpectedly becomes a success.
VHS
1997; 1968
Ivy (By Request)
7.

A Jumpin' Night in the Garden of Eden

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Shows these two klezmer bands both in performance and in the process of re-discovering this traditional music through its Yiddish, Eastern European, and early 20th Century American roots.
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)
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Ritual: Three Portraits of Jewish Life

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Explores Jewish rituals and ceremonies.
VHS
1997; 1990
Ivy (By Request)
9.

Northern Exposure: Seoul Mates

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Christmas is coming to Cecily, Alaska. Maurice meets the illegitimate South Korean son he never knew he had, Joel gets his first Christmas tree, and the holiday brings out the best and worst in the townspeople.
VHS
1993
Ivy (By Request)
10.

Over the Ocean

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Set in 1962 and narrated from the perspective of a 10-year old boy whose parents cannot agree whether to move to Canada or remain in Israel, Menachem envisions better oppurtunities in Canada while Rosa perceives the family as too deeply rooted in Israel to move abroad.
VHS
1998; 1991
Ivy (By Request)
11.

Hill 24 Doesn't Answer

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Four young Zionists are assigned to defend strategic Hill 24 outside Jerusalem in order to maintain access to the besieged city during Israel's War of Independence.
VHS
1997; 1955
Ivy (By Request)
12.

The Jazz Singer

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A young boy's intense desire to sing jazz conflicts with his father's wish that his son follow in his footsteps as a cantor. Features the songs "Blue skies," "Mammy," and "Toot toot tootsie goodbye."
VHS
1997; 1927
Ivy (By Request)
13.

Cast a Giant Shadow

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Part fact, part fiction, Cast a Giant Shadow powerfully dramatizes Israel's heroic 1947-48 struggle for independence. Both realistic war story and passionate romance, the film centers on the legendary David "Mickey" Marcus, whose motto was "life isn't a spectator sport, you've just got to get involved." Kirk Douglas gives a strong, compassionate performance as Marcus, and American Jew and World War II hero who "got involved" by becoming a volunteer military advisor to the new state of Israel and the country's first general in 2,000 years.
VHS
1997; 1966
Ivy (By Request)
14.

Ni*suʼin Fi*k*tiviyim: Fictitious Marriage

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An Israeli man in the midst of a mid-life crisis leaves his family in Jerusalem, travels secretly to Tel Aviv, enters a fictitious marriage, and is mistaken for an Arab laborer.
VHS
1997; 1988
Ivy (By Request)
15.

Driving Miss Daisy

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A comedy about a genteel but head-strong southern matron and her ever-patient chauffeur.
VHS
1997; 1989
Ivy (By Request)
16.

Egypt and Israel

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The program filmed during three weeks in February 1956, includes scenes of everyday life in both countries and extended interviews with Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser, and Israeli prime minister David Ben-Gurion.
VHS
1997; 1956
Ivy (By Request)
17.

The Eighth Day

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The conflict between the Greeks and the Maccabees is at its peak. A young Jewish couple is faced with the decision of whether or not to circumcize their newborn son. Will the child's life be spared by breaking with the tradition of his forefathers?
VHS
1997; 1989
Ivy (By Request)
18.

Sholom Aleichem's Tevya

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Focuses on one of Tevye's daughters who loves a gentile. Tevye's paternal affection is placed in direct conflict with his deep commitment to religious tradition.
VHS
1997; 1989
Ivy (By Request)
19.

His People

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Explores the gap between sources of respect in the old world and paths to success in the new. Two young men stray from traditions cherished by their Russian-immigrant parents, but both generations learn to accept changing circumstances and desires in order to preserve the family as a source of love and self-respect.
VHS
1997; 1925
Ivy (By Request)
20.

Homage to Chagall

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Portrait of Russian painter Marc Chagall, with photographs of over 300 of his paintings, murals and stained glass windows. Also includes interviews with the artist and his wife.
VHS
1997; 1987
Ivy (By Request)