Latin America

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.

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