Jewish and Israeli Music in Films

Database of documentaries, features and other film footage that contain relevant materials on Jewish and Israeli music. It also includes articles that discuss aspects of Jewish and Israeli musical representation in films.

From Shtetl to Swing

Documentary. Between 1880 and 1924, 2.5 million Jews fled persecution in Russia and Eastern Europe and arrived in the land of milk and honey...America. Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Benny Goodman, Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker and many others from the first and second generation of Jewish immigrants, combined their Jewish heritage with the African-American Jazz style, and changed the cultural face of their newly adopted homeland.

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
2005

Esther - Le Salut d'Israel par Esther: Oratorio en langue hebraique en trois actes (1774) (Video)

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Accompanied by the concert's program notes, including the Hebrew libretto by Jacob Raphael Saraval, with French, English and German translations. A co-production of the Jewish Music Research Centre, The Israel Festival and the Israel Broadcasting Authority.
A recording of the world premiere, as performed in the the Henry Crown Symphony Hall at the Jerusalem Theater (May 31, 2000), on a VHS-PAL video cassette.

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
2000

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