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.
This film was produced by the Jewish Music Research Centre along with the National Sound Archives at the Jewish National and University Library and the script was written by Pamela Kidron, Yaakov Mazor, and Edwin Seroussi.
This film was presented for the national committee for labor in Israel. It features explanations on the Histadrut labor union as well as performances by Sidor Belarsky (who also narrates the film) of the songs: Me'al Pisgat Har HaTzofim, Yibaneh Hamikdash, Al Adamot Moreshet, VeUlai, Shir Haemek, Kacha
This short film features scenes in Amsterdam as people are getting ready for the Sabbath. At the end of the film there is a scene which features prayers inside the synagogue. Film was originally made for Dutch queen.
This semi-documentary film (and Poland’s last Yiddish feature) features the comedy duo Szymon Dzigan and Israel Shumacher who had recently returned from the Soviet Union, and Jewish children who had survived the Holocaust.
This film, narrated by Martin Balsam, discusses the three monotheistic religions and their connections to each other in Israel. The Shm'a prayer is discussed in relation to its manifestation of the ideals of monotheism. During the course of the film, the Shm'a is performed during the portion of the service where the Torah scrolls are taken out of the ark. Additionally, the chant VeZot Hatorah is also sung.