Great Jewish Films

September/October 2009
From Arab to Palestinian Israeli
Dina Kraft

In the first of a Moment series on Israel’s Arab citizens, we meet three generations of one family. Unlike her grandmother and mother, Sham Kalboni, 35, is a political activist. Still, she has no intention of leaving the country she considers home. Read the introduction to Moment’s series on Israel’s Arab Citizens.
Pilgrimage to Uman
Nadine Epstein

Every Rosh Hashanah, tens of thousands of men flock to this Ukrainian town to pray at the grave of Rebbe Nachman, nearly 200 years after his death. Once closed to foreigners by the Soviets, Uman morphs into an international Jewish happening of the first degree.
Great Jewish Films
Maxine Springer

From The Dybbuk to The Producers, Annie Hall , to Waltz with Bashir, Hollywood blockbusters to independent foreign productions, essayist Phillip Lopate, Entertainment Weekly’s Lisa Schwarzbaum and other top movie critics and scholars pick jewish movies that are not to be missed. Plus, 100 films to add to your must-see list.

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