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.

Leonard Bernstein in Israel

The day after the premier of West Side Story, in 1957, Leonard Bernstein and his wife Felicia Montealegre headed to Israel. This film follows them during their trip and consists of archival footage that is accompanied by narration taken from the diaries of both Bernstein and Montealegre.

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Films
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1958

LeChadesh Orhot KeKedem

Avraham Zigman is a songwriter and composer who composed many well known Israeli songs such as Elad Yarad El HaYarden and MeDarom Tiftach HaTeshuva. This film from the 1970's interviews him and his acquaintances in regards to his becoming a Baal Teshuva. During the course of the film he performs a few different songs, both his compositions and religious melodies.

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Films

LeBelibo Agas VeGam Tapuach

This musical television special, hosted by Ehud Manor and conducted and arranged by Matti Caspi, features prominent Israeli singers performing popular Israeli songs that were inspired and taken from Russian folksongs. The performers include, Matti Caspi, Leah Shabbat, Simah A'miel, Shlomi Shabbat, Boaz Sharabi and Ofira Yosephi.

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Films
Video still taken from the Youtube video of Tov Lalakhet Badrakhim

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