This magical series of eight video episodes introduces children to traditional Jewish values and how relevant they are to todays modern world. With a sprinkle of his magical matzah meal, the fearless Mitzvah Mouse takes our main puppet characters, David and Rachel back in time to meet some of the most important people in Jewish history. Each video is filled with music, mystery, magic and a moral lesson easily understood by children. Produced by Blast-Off Productions and Jewish Television Network. Recommended for ages 3-10.
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At the tender age of eight, David is troubled by the fact that Jews are different from everyone else. Why? Mitzvah Mouse takes David and his sister Rachel back in time to meet Abraham - the first Jew (played by Elliot Gould) and thereby restores the childrens pride in their heritage.
30 min., #801, Color, DVD, $19.95
When David and Rachels Grandpa Abe gives a homeless man a job, the children decide theyd like to do their part in "tikkun olam"- making the World a better place. Their noble attempts seem futile until Mitzvah Mouse magically transports them back in time to meet Maimonides (played by Ed Asner) who explains the tenets of Tzedakah, and the kids quickly learn the value of giving of themselves.
30 min., #802, Color, DVD, $19.95
Talli, a talented young Russian immigrant tries to teach David and Rachel about freedom. The kids have a hard time understanding the concept until an unexpected twist causes the three of them, along with their good friend Mitzvah Mouse to become enslaved to the Pharoah (Dom Deluise).
30 min., #803, Color, DVD, $19.95
David and Rachel are helping their Mom prepare for the 25th reunion of her international Jewish youth group when disaster strikes. The family bookstore, site of the reunion is on the verge of collapsing. But with the help of Mitzvah Mouse, Golda Meir (Laurie Hendler) is brought in and both the bookstore and the reunion are saved.
30 min., #804, Color, DVD, $19.95
While the rest of the family eagerly awaits the arrival of Chanukah, David would rather be Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer in the upcoming school play. Mitzvah Mouse intervenes and takes David and Rachel back in time to meet Judah Maccabee (Don Diamont), whereupon the kids join the Maccabee army to make sure that the flame of Judaism will always burn bright.
30 min., #805, Color, DVD, $19.95
The themes of taking responsibility for ones actions and being able to forgive are the central themes in this delightful episode. David has managed to lose his sisters goldfish and Rachel is unable to forgive him. A quick trip with Mitzvah Mouse to a whales belly to meet Jonah (Avery Schreiber) teaches the children the true message of the Jewish New Year.
30 min., #806, Color, DVD, $19.95
A Light Unto the Nations
The Blastowitz family will soon be welcoming the famed Bolinkian writer and champion of free speech, Foozie Grizbat, to their home and to the safety of the United States. But for David and Rachel, its bad news-- Who will give up their room and their freedom? Enter Mitzvah Mouse who whisks the kids back to New York of the 1880s, where they meet poet Emma Lazarus (Cathy Ladmon) and help her write the poem that is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. Even Mitzvah Mouse learns a valuable lesson in this all-American story in which the Jewish tradition of "welcoming the stranger" is put to the test.
30 min., #807, Color, DVD, $19.95
David and Rachel just arent in the mood to celebrate Purim this year....that is, until they find themselves in ancient Persia, face-to-face with the evil Haman who is plotting to rid the Kingdom of all the Jews. Mitzvah Mouse comes to the rescue as the kids help the beautiful and brave Queen Esther (Erin Simms) save the Jews in this Purim fable of fantasy and fun.
30 min., #808, Color, DVD, $19.95
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