This documentary follows one family’s struggle to honor the wishes of a dead relative after she requests to be buried as a Muslim in an all-Jewish town. Her request causes conflict due to issues of identity and the true definition of what home really is.
This film explores the dish of hummus and the people who make it and enjoy it, going into depth about the history of the dish and the often supernatural power it has to bring people together or completely divide them.
Heading Home tells the story of the underdog national baseball team, Team Israel, who is competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. Following years of defeat, Team Israel is finally ranked among the world’s best in 2017. The journey takes them from Tel Aviv to Seoul to Jerusalem as they discover the pride of representing Israel on the world’s stage.
This coming-of-age story follows Mina, a 16-year old Jewish girl who has grown up during the Ethiopian Civil War. Her family plans on fleeing to Israel, where Mina’s mother awaits them. However, this plan excludes Eli, Mina’s Christian boyfriend, who lives in the woods to evade being drafted into the army. In order to remain together, Mina hatches a plan to save Eli, but in times of war, all plans tend to go wrong.
An aging father, Reuben (Doval’e Glickman), reunites with his son, Gadi (Nevo Kimchi), with special needs, who he abandoned years earlier. Gadi lived happily with his mother until her tragic death and now is forced to move in with his father. Their relationship becomes more complicated as Reuben’s kidneys are failing and Gadi wants to donate one of his own to help save his father’s life. life. The film is genuine and empathetic in spirit and portrays a relationship full of love, rejection, and codependency.
When the women’s balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, leaving the rabbi’s wife in a coma and the rabbi in shock, the congregation falls into crisis. In this Israeli comedy, gender rifts unfold as the women stand up to the new ultra-Orthodox Rabbi.
A new season of the award-winning Israeli series, following the exploits of four students who dropped out of their prestigious Yeshiva and are searching for their place in the world. In this season they’ll open a yeshiva on a central, non-religious street in Jerusalem – to the chagrin of the neighbors – and not only that, but right across the street from a co-ed secular seminary. Disagreements and differences will crop up soon enough, but there’ll also be moments of harmony and bridge-building between the two worlds.
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Erez, a rising Israeli swimming star, arrives at training camp—where the top swimmer gets a chance to compete at the Olympics. Despite being warned to avoid friendship with other competitors, he becomes enchanted with the beautiful and talented Nevo. Erez treads the waters between his lust for Nevo and his desire to win.
Shoshana Damari, “Queen of Hebrew Music” and Israel’s first diva, graced local and international stages with a larger-than-life personality and renowned voice. Yet beneath the persona, Shosana kept her personal and family life hidden. Now, for the first time, the woman behind the crown will come to light—a story of motherhood and affairs, fame and loneliness, isolation and confidence.
40-year-old filmmaker Yael Reuveny returns to Israel to reunite with former classmates from 1988, who were all coming of age as Israel was turning 40. They were the first Jews born in Israel, a dream come true for the many generations before them. Examining a decade that began with optimistic peace agreements and ended with the painful clash of the Second Intifada, Reuveny and her classmates discuss growing up as the first Israeli generation to know hope and perhaps the first to lose it.