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a hard day’s night in yiddish

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April 19, 2009 at 1:58 am

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Avanti Popolo

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I had to share this wonderful clip that I just found on youtube.

Avanti Popolo is one of my all time favorite movies. It won best foreign film at the oscars in 1986. The film is about two egyptian soldiers who are forced to travel across the Sinai to the suez canal after the 6 day war. The film was made in response to the patriotic films like two fingers from sidon, that were made after the 1982 war.

This scene is by far the most powerful in the whole film. The actor who recites the monologue happens to be an arab actor from alexandria who played Shylock in the merchant of venice before fighting in the 6 day war.

I have a copy of the film if you want to borrow it.

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April 12, 2009 at 5:15 am

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IDF BANDS

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Last night I watched a documentary on IDF bands in the late 70’s. I was pretty shocked to see how much better they were compared to the singers you see on ha-shir shelanu.

The first video has pretty crappy quality, but the stuff is great starting at about half way. Really cute stuff, amazing for a bunch of 18 year olds.

the second video features 5 different idf bands, really great stuff as well, much better quality.

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April 9, 2009 at 5:52 pm

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Fight Rebel Sun

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This video has all my favorite Israeli hip hop artists, Shaanan Street (Hadag Nachash), Sagol 59, and Karolina from Habanot Nechama and Karolina and Funkset. Great song.

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April 5, 2009 at 2:55 am

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The Beetle

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This film looks amazing. It’s about this guy from Jerusalem who refuses to give up his volkswagen beetle and ends up taking it to Jordan to try and get it repaired.

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April 5, 2009 at 2:46 am

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Jewish life in Muncasz

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I found this gem on video.google.com

it’s a collection of video clips from 1933 on various Jewish activities in Muncasz, Hungary. Some really beautiful stuff…

really shows how powerful Hasidism, Zionism and communism were before the war. The top 3 clips have to be, the Rebbe of Muncasz telling the Jews of America that they CAN keep Shabbos, and can reject American culture if they try hard…, the clip of the school kids singing Hatikvah, (this clip is on the big board at the entrance of Yad Vashem), and the massive dancing in the square.

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April 5, 2009 at 2:15 am

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Bene Israel

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four preview scenes from an upcoming film on the Jews of India, Bene Israel

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April 1, 2009 at 2:46 am

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