Hava Nagila

Israel is Real

Directed by Victor Stoloff

This Film, featuring Charles Aznavour, Assi Dayan and Romina Power, follows Aznavour on a trip to Israel. The film features Aznavour singing and discussing some of his songs (Let Me be Your First Love, Talk to me with Flowers, and Jerusalem). Furthermore, the film features songs by Geula Gil, dancing by a Jewish North African dancing troupe, the performance of Hava Nagila, and scenes of songs from the film Kasablan, such as Kavod and Yesh Makom.

Material Type: 
Films

Havana Nagila: The Jews of Cuba

Directed by Laura Paul

This documentary film reveals the history of the Cuban Jews. It discusses their origins, traditions, and place that they hold within Cuban culture and politics. The film shows a few scenes in a Cuban synagogue in which prayers such as Oseh Shalom Bimromav and Avinu Malkenu are sung by a female worshiper. The soundtrack also features songs by Judy Frankel and Kaila Flexer and a Cuban version of Hava Nagila sung by Cuban singer Celia Cruz.

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1995

Yuval - Studies of the Jewish Music Research Center, vol. 5 - The Abraham Zvi Idelsohn Memorial Volume


Click Here for Slide Show

This entry is part of an online exhibit entitled: "Hava Nagila: From Idelsohn to Belafonte & Beyond," prepared by Eva Heinstein with help from the JMRC staff. To view the exhibit in its entirety click on the link above.

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
1986 תשמ"ו

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