Life of Song: Ruth Rubin
Ruth Rubin spent her life collecting, preserving and
transmitting the rich legacy of Yiddish folksongs. Cindy Marshall's
moving documentary provides an insightful study of her and the work she
loved and believed in. Yiddish love songs, work and protest songs are interwoven
with photographs of shtetl life in Eastern Europe. A wonderful remembrance!
"This video is not a music theory analysis of
Yiddish folksong but is rather a celebration of Dr. Ruth Rubin and the
Yiddish folksong as a product and reflection of Jewish culture."-Video
Chris Bronze Award Winner, Columbus Film Festival
38 min., #920, DVD, Color, $29.95
Avi Hoffman's Too Jewish?Avi Hoffman’s one-man
musical comedy revue is a delightful exploration of Yiddish music, humor,
culture and language peppered with a healthy dose of nostalgia. This video has
something for everyone. From favorite Yiddish songs, such as Oyfn Pripetshik,
Belz and Oyfn Veg Shteyt a Boym to Shakespeare in Yiddish. There
are Broadway parodies, like Oy Glaucoma (Oklahoma) along with more somber
songs that reference the Holocaust. Too Jewish is certainly anything but!
ISBN 1-56082-250-3, DVD
100 min., #755, Color, $29.95
Come Let Us Dance (Lomir Geyn Tantsn)
We are all familiar with Klezmer music - but what dances go together with the
music? In the communities of Central and Eastern Europe, dancing was always
present at weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, many spiritual gatherings and other happy
occasions. Miriam Rochlin teaches us the dance steps of a
and two variations of the
A protegee of Polish-born dancer/choreographer Nathan Vizonsky, Ms. Rochlin
brings the history and context of these dances alive, while filmmaker Karen
Goodman enriches our understanding of Jewish dance and culture.
48 min, #922, Color, DVD, $29.95
Pripetshik Sings Yiddish!
When Our Bubbas and Zeydas