Shalom of Safed was a humble watchmaker who lived in Safed, in the Galilee.
At the age of fifty-eight, he began to paint and was almost immediately
acclaimed as a great and unique folk-artist. This video explores the scope
and detail of his paintings as well as the spiritual and physical sources
of his inspiration.
Winner of the CINE Gold Eagle
30 min., #709, color, DVD, $19.95
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
Learn more about the production!
of an Artist: Moriziu Gottlieb
Polish Jewish artist Moriziu Gottlieb died tragically at the age of
23, over a hundred years ago. During his brief career, the man regarded
as the "Jewish Rembrandt" attained lofty heights in the art world.
Through a detailed and vivid description of Gottlieb's work, the atmosphere
of life in nineteenth century Eastern Europe is masterfully captured.
40 min., #707, Color, DVD, $29.95