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America's Jews: Introductory Video
The Golden Land on the Silver Screen 

An outstanding authority on American Jewry both introduces one of six selected films and then follows up with some thoughts that serve to raise a variety of questions about American Jewish life for the viewer.  The films discussed are Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Frisco Kid, The Heartbreak Kid, Hester Street, The Jazz Singer and The Way We Were. Authorities are Paul Cowen, Eric Goldman, Paula Hyman, Egon Mayer, Deborah Dash Moore and Mordechai Newman. Each introduction and summation is about five minutes in length. Does not include films! 
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ISBN 1-56082-035-7
 
60 min., #400, Color, DVD, With study guide, $39.95 

 

JEWISH FOOD 

Although these award-winning videos relate to food, they also deal powerfully with tradition and history. Food is very much part and parcel of the American Jewish experience.

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BUY ALL THREE FOOD DVD's (#372) for $75.

 

Chicken Soup 
Do you know the secret recipe for making perfect chicken soup? This video traces an elderly Polish-Jewish couple, step by step, through the painstaking preparation as well as the more enjoyable part- the eating- of this true delicacy. One can genuinely appreciate why chicken soup has become the quintessential Jewish soul food.

"Important Jews everywhere ask me about it."-Mel Brooks
 

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ISBN 1-56082-166-3

14 min., #380, B&W, DVD, $25.95

 
 

Hot Bagels: The Hole Story 
A
personable young bagel baker takes us on a guided tour through the bagel-making process, from its origins to contemporary methods.  This lively, informative and tantalizing video illuminates the mysterious history and curious purpose of the chewy, doughnut-shaped roll. 
      
"All that's missing is the aroma and a sample of the goods to complete this delectable and nutritious treat."-Booklist
 
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ISBN 1-56082-041-1
12 min., #375, Color, DVD, $25.95
 




Gefilte Fis

Three generations of women share their individual methods for making Gefilte Fish.  In the course of their preparations, they discuss commitment to family, tradition and  its place in contemporary society. Humorous, yet poignant.

"Director Silverstein has an arch sense of humor, perfect for handling so slippery an issue."-San Francisco Examiner

American Video Conference Award Finalist
 

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ISBN 1-56082-034-9

15 min., #370, Color, DVD, $29.95



 

JEWISH IDENTITY

American Lives: Jewish Stories

This documentary uses personal stories to explore the challenges and joys of being Jewish in America. The stories are meant to challenge you, not necessarily to provide answers. The first episode takes place in a Jewish summer camp in Wisconsin. Three teens contrast their diverse Jewish backgrounds with this unique Jewish summer camp experience. Next, a 23 year-old Boston woman describes her personal struggle as someone with a strong Jewish upbringing, in love with a Catholic man. Finally, a Baltimore mother recounts her spiritual journey back to Judaism and how this continues to impact her daily family life. An excellent trigger film!

"An engaging look at issues surrounding Jewish identity in contemporary America; this is recommended."—Video Librarian

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ISBN 1-56082-301-1

46 min., #431, Color, DVD, With study guide, $29.95 


 
 

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