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HANUKAH

Benjamin and the Miracle of Hanukah  
A delightful Hanukah video for younger children. It tells of the arduous journey of a young boy sent by Judah Macabee to obtain oil for the Temple in Jerusalem.  Benjamin's adventure lasts eight days, during which time a miracle takes place-the oil found in the Temple, only enough for one day, has burned eight.  Although the story is a modern addition to Hanukah lore, it deals with the traditional values of the festival-the quest for religious freedom and the triumph of faith.  Narrated by the late Herschel Bernardi.  Ages 4-9.

"A charming variation on the Hanukah story.  A fine addition to Hanukah lore."-Children's Video Report
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ISBN 1-56082-026-8

24 min., #810, Color, DVD, $19.95
 


Lights

On one level, this animated video is a charming retelling of the Hanukah story, the struggle of a people to maintain its religious beliefs and observances in the face of adversity.  On another level, it addresses the issue of religious freedom and "the right to be different."  Children will enjoy watching the program, with its colorful animation and beautiful music.  Recommended for children ages 3-11.  Voices by Paul Michael Glaser and Leonard Nimoy.  Narrated by Judd Hirsch.

"Sweet-spirited, instructive and imaginative. Perhaps the best one ever made about the eight-day Festival of Lights."-Ladies' Home Journal
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ISBN 1-56082-022-5

24 min., #815, Color, DVD, $19.95
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(Russian)


Russian language version: #815R, VHS, $29.95

 
 

THE FALL SEASON

The Secret in Bubbie's Attic 
 
Shhh! There's a lively magical secret hidden among the cobwebs in Grandmother's attic-a secret that will charm children of all ages.  A Torah, a shofar, a Hanukah menorah and a very special piece of cloth are woven together into the fabric of entertaining and educational holiday stories and songs by the multi-talented storytellers Eva Grayzel and Suri Levow-Krieger.  Whether singing a traditional holiday tune or a modern day rap, Ms. Grayzel, along with talented "friends," make the High Holidays, the Festival of Sukkot and the story of Hanukah come alive.  Please, don't tell Bubbie that you've discovered her secret! Ages 4-11. 

"Grayzel is a high-spirited, engaging storyteller, and Levow-Krieger is completely winning...Gets four stars for Levow-Krieger's original, bouncy, non-sappy holiday songs."-Lilith Magazine 

Award of Excellence, Film Advisory Board

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ISBN 1-56082-088-8
 
43 min., #825, Color, DVD, $19.95

 

PURIM

The Animated Book of Esther 
 
Finally a Purim video for young and old alike! King Ahasuerus, Queen Esther, Mordechai, Haman and "friends" are all vividly brought to life, through the wonder of computer animation. The entire Purim story dramatically unfolds before us, as the English narration is interspersed with the chanting of selected verses from Megillat Esther (Book of Esther). Producer Benzion Rubinson's unique sense of humor adds to the festive mood that this video evokes. 
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ISBN 1-56082-177-9 

25 min., #826, Color, DVD, $24.95
 

TU B'SHEVAT

Grandpa's Tree
A Jewish American student comes to Israel to locate his grandfather's tree, planted a half century earlier in a Jewish National Fund grove.  In the course of his search, we learn about contemporary Israel, its emphasis on land reclamation and afforestation, and about Tu B'Shevat, Arbor Day. Directed by Telma Steklov. Starring Jonathan Miller.

STUDY GUIDE AVAILABLE ONLINE: Click Here!
 
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24 min., #827, Color, DVD, $29.95
 
 

 

SHABBAT

The Sabbath 
This award-winning set of four animated and live action shorts raises questions and stimulates discussion on a variety of topics related to the Jewish Sabbath.  Geared primarily for younger children, each segment is entertaining, thought-provoking and evocative. 

 
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ISBN 1-56082-069-1 
18 min., #832, Color, DVD, $24.95 

 
 

JEWISH HOLIDAY SET

A wonderful way in which to introduce the Jewish holidays to children!  The following three holiday videos were developed for American families by educators in Israel and America. Set in Israel, each program educates while it entertains.

For children (ages 8 and up) and adults. 
 
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BUY ALL THREE (#823) ON 3 DVD's FOR $54.00.

 

A Hanukah Celebration (Candle Unto Candle)
A delightful introduction to the Festival of Lights.  We learn about many of the symbols of Hanukah, how Soviet Jews celebrate this holiday of freedom, and how oil was prepared for the Temple in Jerusalem.  Join Mike Burstyn and his puppet friends, Herschel and Max as they sing holiday songs and play dreidel.
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ISBN 1-56082-038-1

25 min., #820, Color, DVD, $19.95

 

New Year's Leave (Rosh Hashanah)
An American Jewish sailor from the Sixth Fleet spends an unexpected holiday in Israel, when his ship is delayed because of engine trouble. The High Holidays are about to be ushered in and with the help of an endearing tour guide, he is introduced to the meaning of Rosh Hashanah, its symbols and customs. With Study Guide!

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"An enjoyable video...a good example of how a movie can entertain while educating its audience."-Moment
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ISBN 1-56082-059-4

30 min., #822, Color, DVD, $19.95

 
 

Passover Adventure
A good-humored Israeli guide leads us on an exploration of the history and traditions of Passover.  We learn about the Children of Israel's exodus from Egypt, observe traditional matzah baking and celebrate the Seder with a kibbutz of American immigrants. With Study Guide!

STUDY GUIDE AVAILABLE ONLINE: CLICK HERE!

      
"With levity and imagination, the history of Passover, from the enslaved Israelites' exodus from Egypt...is re-created here."-Booklist
 
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ISBN 1-56082-064-0

28 min., #821, Color, DVD, $19.95

 

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