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Unlocking the Bible Codes

"Unlocking the Bible Codes", Version 2, is a powerful program that allows you to search the Hebrew Scriptures for hidden codes without ANY knowledge of Hebrew! Here's how it works: Type the English word you want to find. The program translates the word to Hebrew automatically, then searches and analyzes the Scripture, returning all hidden messages that contain your word. Joseph Noah, the author of Future Prospects of the World According to the Bible Code, asserts that messages were encoded in the Bible to provide people with crucial information about the coming end times. Noah meditates to uncover meaningful search terms, which he then plugs into the software "Unlocking the Bible Codes" created by Doko Media .



 

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The Bible Codes and Gematria the Gate to Kabbalah

The Keys to the Bible, our best software ever, includes all the features that made Bible Codes 2000 to a world wide success, plus many new, unique, and powerful features that will give you new insights, such as Gematria exegesis by eight different methods including a unique user specified value; Mirror reversed matrixes; specified marked area for automatic statistical analysis; Automatic report generator and Bible chronology; automatically going to the Torah portion of the week; the 613 Torah commandments of Maimonides keyed to the biblical text; verse by verse Torah commentaries by Rashi; the greatest of the medieval exegetes; letter substitution; (Jeremiah's encoding method); and much more. Please see a detailed description in the attached file. The Keys to the Bible includes the 7 different Gematria methods, plus one additional unique method: User Specified Values, found only in The Keys to the Bible. Four free bonuses in the CD:

1  Bible Quiz a family Bible game, ($29.95 value).
2  Bible Screen Saver Slide Show, ($9.95 value).
3  Movie clip presentation of the Bible Codes.
4  Collection of over 100 illustrations of the Bible.
The most complete, advanced, and easy to use computer program designed to
explore the surface of the Bible, and research its depths!
 

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Books, Music Gifts

 
 

The Holy Land of Jesus Book

The Holy Land of Jesus makes a wonderful Christian gift for any of your friends or loved ones who wishes to know more about the life and teachings of Jesus. Every single page contains a treasury of beautiful full-color photographs, accompanied by eloquent and informative explanations of the biblical events that occurred there, as well as fascinating cultural, historical, and geographical facts. The collage of breath-taking images and illustrations add indispensable biblical knowledge that was carefully selected specifically to teach and inspire. "To know more about the land and history of the Bible is imperative to understanding the Bible itself. I encourage you to familiarize yourself with tools like this book. Discovery and renewal are in store for you as you explore the Bible's archaeological sites and the daily life at the time of Jesus illustrations - the Galilee, Nazareth, Jerusalem, the entire Holy Land of Jesus -with this aid. Let your heart be warmed and opened to fresh insights as the Scriptures come alive." Charles M. Kopp Chairman, United Christian Council in Israel "God has revealed Himself by speaking to man in a rather limited region of the earth: that is called 'the Holy Land Experience'... I find that this book... can be of great help to prepare the faithful for a projected visit to Jesus' land of Israel/Palestine, or to convey a deeper appreciation of the sites after one has already visited them...Understanding the Daily life at the time of Jesus through the overall illustrations... Reading this book attentively could widen your religious horizons and stretch out before you a panorama of faith and history which will enrich your life." Father Bargil Pixner OSB Benedictine Monastery of Hagia Maria Sion (Dormition Abbey) Jerusalem Book Pages: Jesus time Yearly Cycle Crafts


The Holy Land of Jesus Book


Discovery and renewal are in store for you as you explore the Biblical sites with 'The Holy Land of Jesus'. Sale price: $19.95! Click here to find out more about this book.  The Jewish roots of Jesus DVD + CD Special offer From Hebrew Prayers to the Songs of the Festivals and the Sabbath, the world that Jesus knew 2,000 years ago was a distinctly Jewish one.  
 

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Jesus in the Holy Land

After filming "Holy Land Journey" and "In the Footsteps of Jesus", the Bible Land Shop commissioned Italy's finest Christian movie-makers to create this especially inspiring chronicle of the life and teachings of Jesus. In addition to the unique camera magic that captures the beauty of the Holy Land as only the ascetically aware Italians can, "Jesus in the Holy Land" offers our customers uniquely informative narration that follows the chronology of the Bible "in the footsteps of Christ", capturing each location relevant to the history of Jesus not only in his time, but also his influence on modern-day Israel in all her colorful and exotic diversity. In seven episodes the directors ingeniously portray the parallels between the gospels of Jesus and the contemporary ways of life and religious practice of Christians, Jews, Samaritans, and Moslems living in the Land today. Every aspect of daily life, ritual, festival and life cycle observances are brilliantly compared and contrasted with those of the Jews of Jesus' day and of Jesus himself. No film better illuminates the influence that Jesus' life and teachings have had-and still have-on his Homeland. A beautifully enlightening journey for Christians and Jews alike. Directors: A. Castellani, G. Cappellaro Running Time: 105 minutes "The Year 2000 invites us to gather with renewed fidelity and communion along the banks of the three great rivers of Revelation, Christianity and of the Church, which flow as one river into human history, linked up to the history of salvation, starting from the event which took place in Nazareth, and Jesus' birth at Bethlehem two thousand years ago."

The Holyland


Join Italy's finest movie-makers on a fresh and inspiring journey to the Land of Christ.


 

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Holy Land Journey Book


Beautifully illustrated with 385 vivid, full-color photographs, Holy Land Journey takes you on a tour of the Land of the Bible, following in the footsteps of Jesus. Travel to such holy biblical sites as Bethlehem, the place of Jesus' birth, Nazareth, and the Basilica of the Annunciation. Discover the inspiring beauty of the places that recall His ministry such as Capernaum and Tabgha, where Jesus performed "the miracle of the loaves and the fishes", the Sea of Galilee, and walk each "Station of the Cross" on the "Via Dolorosa", the "Way of Sorrow". In order to give the reader an idea of the larger geography in which Jesus lived, Holy Land Journey also includes striking photographs of village and desert life, nature reserves and local wildlife, fascinating information about ancient and modern native peoples in the Holy Land, and many popular vacation spots in modern Israel. Holy Land Journey truly brings alive all ttruly brings alive all those places where Jesus walked, lived, and preached. With its treasury of photographs, stories, facts, and legends, you experience the Life of Jesus just as if you were there!

Holyland Journey

The Book Take a tour through the land of the Bible and follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Now only $14.95!
 

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Holyland Journey on DVD


When you read about the cave at the end of Ephron's field, do you ever imagine what that actually looked like? Ever wonder if the field is still there? Do you envision the garden as you read Jesus' prayer? Or visualize the path that he walked as he carried the cross? It is difficult to picture the surroundings in which Jesus and all of his biblical predecessors lived and preached, especially so if one has never seen the drastically different landscape, wildlife, and architecture of the Middle East. And while it's good for children to let their imaginations wander, adults really should know just how and where such important events took place. That is why The Bible Land Shop commissioned the creation of three separate, feature-length films that carry one through the stories of the Bible and the history of the Holy Land. In "Holy Land Journey" our guides begin from the very beginning of the Bible: follow in the footsteps of the Children of Israel, travel to all of the locations where Jesus sojourned and preached, to the sites of his arrest, crucifixion, and burial, through the Roman, Crusader, Turkish, and British occupations, right up into modern Israeli life. Educational and inspirational narration tells the stories of each holy place in the words of the Bible along the way, transforming what might have once seemed like distant and ancient episodes into very real, very modern lessons for the present. It is a good thing to have read the Bible. But it is a hard book to know unless one has been to its home, has seen what it witnesses. "Holy Land Journey" turns the printed text into a living one so that you can not only now imagine it, but actually experience it. Experience. . .




Running Time: 110 minutes
Holyland Journey on DVD
Take a journey back in time and retrace all of the important events in the Bible with this DVD. Sale price: $24.95!
 

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Holy Land Journey DVD


When you read about the cave at the end of Ephron's field, do you ever imagine what that actually looked like? Ever wonder if the field is still there? Do you envision the garden as you read Jesus' prayer? Or visualize the path that he walked as he carried the cross? It is difficult to picture the surroundings in which Jesus and all of his biblical predecessors lived and preached, especially so if one has never seen the drastically different landscape, wildlife, and architecture of the Middle East. And while it's good for children to let their imaginations wander, adults really should know just how and where such important events took place. That is why The Bible Land Shop commissioned the creation of three separate, feature-length films that carry one through the stories of the Bible and the history of the Holy Land. In "Holy Land Journey" our guides begin from the very beginning of the Bible: follow in the footsteps of the Children of Israel, travel to all of the locations where Jesus sojourned and preached, to the sites of his arrest, crucifixion, and burial, through the Roman, Crusader, Turkish, and British occupations, right up into modern Israeli life. Educational and inspirational narration tells the stories of each holy place in the words of the Bible along the way, transforming what might have once seemed like distant and ancient episodes into very real, very modern lessons for the present. It is a good thing to have read the Bible. But it is a hard book to know unless one has been to its home, has seen what it witnesses. "Holy Land Journey" turns the printed text into a living one so that you can not only now imagine it, but actually experience it. Experience. . .


Running Time: 110 minutes  
 

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Judaism Modern Israel

 

Operation Thunderbolt Mivtza Yonatan (1977)

It was Sunday, June 27, 1976, when armed gunmen from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, together with some German accomplices, hijacked Air France flight 139, diverting it first to Libya and then to dictator Idi Amin's Uganda. With the world looking on, the terrorists separated the Jewish and Israeli passengers from the others, threatening to kill them all if their Palestinian comrades in Israeli jails were not quickly released. Israel of back then was not in the habit of yielding to terrorist blackmail. No international summits were convened. No negotiations with the terrorists were countenanced. Instead Israel reacted - by launching a stunning military raid on July 4, 1976, freeing virtually all the captives and bringing the affair to a sudden and dramatic end. Based on the real-life incidents at Entebbe, Operation Thunderbolt takes off at lightning speed to bring the riveting story of the ultimate fight for freedom to the screen. A cinematic classic in Israel, Operation Thunderbolt was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film. This special DVD edition also includes the award winner documentary "Raid on Entebbe" featuring on-camera the training of the forces, headquarter briefings and classified footage following by interviews with top political leaders and military commanders. Starring: Yehoram Gaon, Assi Dayan ... Director: Menahem Golan Genre: Foreign Format: Full Screen ... Language: Hebrew Subtitles: English ...  

Based on the real-life incidents at Entebbe, Operation Thunderbolt takes off at lightning speed to bring the riveting story of the ultimate fight for freedom to the screen.




 
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The Story of the Six Day War


On June 5, 1967, fourteen hostile armies from three huge Arab nations suddenly descended upon the state of Israel from every side and direction. Yet in just six days, this tiny country not only defended herself, but won a decisive victory that changed the map of the Middle East. Egyptian MIGs exploding in the cross hairs of Israeli jet sights, infantry troops pressing through the Sinai, and the momentous and emotional reunification of Jerusalem are just a few of the scenes you will witness in Follow Me's carefully selected series of the most up-close and intimate footage available from the Six Day War. Thirty seven Israeli combat photographers captured Israeli training, emergency preparations, strategy as explained to the soldiers themselves, fighting in the trenches, prisoners of war, aftermath, and memorial ceremonies- previously censored footage which was made available exclusively for this film. Combined with media coverage and accompanied by fascinating and informative narration, this video is a source of enlightenment for every viewer concerned with the current conflict in the Middle East, and is certain to provide you with a better historical and geographical understanding of the "Green Line" debate, the "Road Map" proposal, and the Peace-for-Land compromises so often spoken of today. Important Features: The very maps shown to soldiers in preparation for battleClear and detailed graphics of attack points and details of conquest on the air-, land-, and sea-fronts battle-by-battleExposure of the Arab propaganda machine, military training (week-by-week!), terrorist tactics, and diplomacyTelevision broadcasts of Prime Minister Eshkol, Generals Yitzchak Rabin and Moshe Dayan, Ben Gurion, and other military leaders and major political figures from the warThe international community's response revealed in the original meetings, speeches, and decisive announcements: the United Nations, Britain, France, and RussiaRunning Time: 95 minutes

Follow Me.


The Story of the Six Day War DVD/VIDEO

This is the internationally acclaimed documentary feature about Israel's miraculous 1967 victory.



 

 

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Pillar of Fire


A Television History of Israel's Rebirth
3 DVD set

The incredible story of Israel's rebirth. This seven part documentary series portrays: - The Jewish people's return to the promised land. - The Jewish-Arab struggle for Palestine. - Persecution of Jews in Europe. - The war of independence. - The creation of the state of Israel. Pillar of Fire relates the drama of the Jewish people's return to Zion and the establishment of the state of Israel. It is an extensive documentary production that feature rare documentary footage collected from more than 30 archives and private collections throughout the world, as well as many eye-witness interviews. This documentary series also portrays the Jewish-Arab struggle for Palestine, persecution of Jews in Europe, the war of 1948 and David Ben-Gurion's declaration of independence. For the first time, this abridged English version is being offered on DVD Running Time: 7 Hours "Pillar of Fire is an important event. So far, television documentary at it's best." Antony Lerman, The Jewish Chronicle "One of the most exciting documentaries created in recent years is Yiga Lossin's Pillar of Fire. It is an excellent production, combining historical material and present day interviews." Teddy Kollek, Mayor of Jerusalem "This series seems to me TV history as it ought to be. This is pretty, sober and judicious presentation of a complex and contentious story." Paul Johnson, The London Times Educational Supplement "Pillar of Fire, which we proudly presented on Channel Four, was one of the greatest achievements in world broadcasting of the last decade." Jeremy Isaacs, Chief Executive of Britain's Channel Four

Pillar of Fire


A Television History of Israel's Rebirth 3 DVD set

The incredible story of Israel's rebirth.



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Wars of Israel


Featuring up-close, intimate footage and highly informative narration, "Wars of Israel" provides a comprehensive and engaging journey through the military history of the modern state of Israel. Experience the struggles and the joy of the War of Independence (1948), when five heavily equipped modern armies struck at this tiny nation on the day of her birth, sending her citizens scrambling to form make-shift weapons of irrigation pipes and other agricultural tools. Discover the military genius that led to stunningly rapid victory in the Six Day War (1967), in which the Israeli Air Force bombed entire Arab airfields while their pilots still sat drinking their morning coffee, a triumph which led to the joyous reunification of the Holy City of Jerusalem and the destruction of her dividing walls. Hear the incredible legends that survived the Yom Kippur War (1973), in which solitary Israeli tanks held off entire Arab divisions. Witness the miracles shown Israel during the Gulf War (1991), the first war that Israelis had the leisure to "sit back and watch" from behind their gas masks as U.S. defense systems exploded incoming Iraqi missiles like fireworks in the sky. Through footage of key terrorist attacks and discussions of their aftermath, learn more about the utter destruction of the Palestinian Intifadas (1987-1993, 2000- ), a war in which Israel still finds herself entangled. The Sinai Campaign of 1956, the War of Attrition from 1967-1970, and the invasion of Lebanon in 1982 are also included, providing an extensive overview of this war-torn nation's heroic past... and present. Private interviews, speeches, addresses, and commentary from Golda Meir, Shimon Peres, Yitzchak Rabin, and Yassir Arafat himself make "Wars of Israel" the most thorough, enlightening, and intriguing film available on this subject. Important Features: • Discussion of the biblical, historical, and political roots of the Mid-East conflict • Detailed "before and after" maps for every war that clarify shifting territory lines • Visual illustration of attack points • In-depth discussion of Israeli land, air, and anti-terrorism defense strategies Director: Nissim Mosek Running Time: 1 hour
DVD
With unique footage of all of Israel's wars, this film takes a comprehensive look at Israel's history.



 

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The Story of the Yom Kippur War Video or DVD


In 1973, on Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, Israel's largest enemies joined together to strike her in a surprise attack that left the tiny nation pathetically outnumbered. This black day marked the beginning of what was to become one of Israel's most fatal wars. Against far more advanced Soviet weapons, the entire populace of Israel- immigrants of every generation and from every walk of life- rushed to the fronts to defend the Jewish Homeland. After only a few days, when the Israeli army had advanced into Egypt and stood just 50 miles from Cairo, the Jewish fighters gave in to the surrendering Arabs' pleas for peace. Out of darkness and betrayal have come countless stories of heroism, marvellous defeats, legendary victories, and most of all: miraculous survival. Listen to the narrator as he tells you the greatest stories of this proud nation, still heard in the streets and cafes of Israel today, while the up-close footage from both the home and the war fronts carry you through the most intense and inspiring moments of those suspenseful days. Important Features: • Detailed maps of land conquest • Visual illustration of attack points • Excerpts from Minister of Defense Moshe Dayan's famous address Director: Leo Filer Running Time: 30 minutes


 

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Clear Skies: The Story of the Israeli Air Force


Despite its humble beginnings as a simple "Sherut Avir" (Air Service) in 1947, in the short half-century since its inception the Israeli Air Force (IAF) has soared to international distinction as one of the most imposing aerial legions in military history. Often said to have been "born in battle", the IAF has grown strong not by field practice, but through the exercise of countless defensive attacks, "redemption" airlifts, and covert pre-emptive missions. "Clear Skies" tells the story of the Israeli Air Force through its collection of the most "inside" military and media footage available to the public. Witness the IAFs development from the War of Independence (1948) and the surprise attack of the Sinai Campaign (1956) to the incredibly strategic pre-emptive strikes on entire Arab airfields of the Six Day War (1967) and the humbling losses sustained in the Yom Kippur War (1973). Under cover of absolute darkness, marvel at the ingenious commando rescue of 103 hostages at the Entebbe airport in Uganda (1976), the 1981 sneak-bombing of the nuclear reactor near Baghdad (shown through the cross-hairs of the pilot who bombed it!), and the 1991 airlift of 14,000 persecuted Ethiopian Jews to Israel, events that have earned the IAF its reputation as an elite fighting force that is not to be trifled with. Important Features: Detailed mapsVisual illustration of attack pointsExtensive aircraft information (including the IAFs new pilotless aircrafts!)"Inside" footage of pilots in trainingIn-depth explanation of Israeli air defense strategyRunning Time: 1 hour

 

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Anne Frank's Diary


Soundtrack in 8 languages on one DVD: English,Espanol,Portuguess,Deutsch,Italiano,Francais,Japamese,Dutch.

 A Film About the Life of Anne Frank", this special film was created by the Anne Frank Centre located in the house of Anne's hiding in Amsterdam. It places Anne's diary in historical context, explaining the rise of the Nazis in Germany, the begin of World War II, and the German invasion of Holland, all while it follows Anne and her family on their flight from their home in Frankfurt into the care of a group of Dutch Christians. Anne's life before and during the years of hiding, as described in her diary, is transformed from history to reality as the camera travels to her old classroom, family home, to the hiding place, and even to Auschwitz, tracing the footsteps of Anne and her loved ones in space and time.

"Anne Frank's Diary" presents the comprehensive picture of the world in which Anne lived, with commentary "by Anne herself" on each place, person, and event, and the most thorough, informative historical narration available, as only the world-famous Anne Frank Huis Museum could provide. From her happy life in Frankfurt to the history of the diary's publication, this film turns what might otherwise seem "just a story" into the living memorial of a most extraordinary little girl.
Originally entitled "Dear Kitty"

Anne Frank's Diary DVD/Video

Through her writings, Anne Frank captures the essence of human suffering and the tragedy of the Holocaust.

 

 

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The Holocaust and Yad Vashem



While many know the figures and the general history associated with the Holocaust ("Shoah" in Hebrew, literally "catastrophe"), few understand the political developments that led up to the rise of Hitler and the drastic social changes that he managed to introduce practically overnight. "The Holocaust and Yad Vashem" chronicles these developments and the "Zeitgeist" ("spirit of the times") of the German people from the end of World War I through the rise to power of the Nazis, their polemical speeches, book-burnings, terrifying rallies, the "German war machine's" weapons manufacture and European conquest. From the seemingly innocent faces of the Nazi Youth Movement to the anything but innocent Nurenberg race laws, "The Holocaust and Yad Vashem" makes clear once and for all the social and political changes that turned this "most enlightened nation" into an army of bloodthirsty monsters.

Behind this "proud nationalist triumph" lurk the scenes from Jewish life under their rule: in the ghettos, on transports, in the concentration, work, and death camps. The true decimation of European Jewry becomes strikingly clear when these scenes of misery and death are contrasted with those of a flourishing, productive, and most happy European Jewish community before the war. Many of these brave souls would not give up their right to the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness without a fight: the Jewish Underground, resistance and freedom fighters, and the various ghetto uprisings are equally portrayed as crucial elements in the Jewish struggle to maintain morale... and survival. Beginning and ending at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem, the film is itself the best answer to the question of who really triumphed in this most horrid catastrophe.

"Yad", the word for "memorial" in the Holy Language, is also the word for "hand"... and truly our remembrance, the cry of "Never Again!", depends not upon empty words, but upon our actions.

Running Time: 30 minutes


The Holocaust and Yad Vashem Video
This important documentary presents the world of European Jewry and its destruction with the rise of Nazism and the Holocaust.


 

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Israel in Song

God, people, land and, of course, food... These are the things that make a country what it is. Israel, unique amongst the nations of the world, is also the most diverse religiously, ethnically, geographically, and culinarily due to its historic role as "the belly button of the universe" (as Israelis like to call it).

"Israel in Song" takes you on a visual adventure of this land of extremes, traveling through the wooded green mountains and hills of the north to the desert springs of the south, from the urban landscapes of Israel's four major cities to the coasts of the Mediterranean, the Dead Sea, and the Red Sea at Eilat, stopping, of course, to appreciate all the wildlife in between.

Christians, Jews, Moslems, and Druze come together in a collage of city and village life that features the traditional dress, festivals, religious rituals, and most famous houses of worship of them all. Whether at work in the olive groves or fishing in the fields, playing together at skateboarding or surfing, or shopping side-by-side in the outdoor market, as the camera sweeps from one location to another, the true proximity in which they live becomes strikingly clear.

Sprinkled with historical footage, the viewer witnesses first-hand the most important stages and moments of the state's founding and development. Military victory and loss, early immigrant life on the "kibbutzim", and crucial political figures and events give depth and meaning to the modern panorama of life in Israel.

This land is, however, first and foremost the Jewish Homeland, a land of redemption for God's Chosen People. 35 folk, religious, and even modern songs from every corner of their exile and Israel itself, lamenting and celebrating every aspect of the Jewish experience, invest your visual journey with an emotional intensity that... well, it's o.k. if you cry.

But they're all in Hebrew, right? Yes, indeed. But we suspected you might like to sing along, so we've phonetically transliterated (written the Hebrew words spelled out in English letters) every song on the screen as they're sung, and included a booklet of all the songs, their English transliterations, and translations and summaries. B'kayf! (Have fun!)

List of the 32 songs including in the DVD: Zemer Lach / Yismacho Hashamim / Hen Efshar / Tzena Tzena / Hevenu Shalom / Hava Nagila / Sisu at Yerushalim / Mi Yvne Bayet / Mmi Haish / Shir Shemesh / Hora Shcarchoret / Yatzano At / Ein Gedi / Ose Shalom / David Melech Israel / Od Avinu Hai / Haleluya / Beshedmot Beth-Lehem / Shouv Yotza Hazemer / Nitzanim Nirue Baretz / Lean Noshevet Haroach /Pam Param Pam / Ki Avad asher Avad / Emak Shely /Kalinka / Dugit Nosat / Boui Roch /Tzivonim / Livlevo Agas Vegam Tapuach / Roach Mevadert / Yerushalim Shel Zahav / Shalom Haverim/

Director: Arik Lebovich
Running Time: 1 hour
Sing along to favorite Israeli and Jewish songs as you to

Israel in Song DVD/Video

Sing along to some of Israel's all-time favorite songs.

 

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Jewish Life Cycle



Three dramatizations of the most fundamental rites in a Jew's life (birth, coming of age, and death) explore the age-old debates between those Jews who hold fast to the Law of the Torah as an eternal covenant and those who view its dictates as outmoded restrictions and impediments to human progress.

1. In "The Eighth Day", the issue of circumcision is debated by two Jews, one "modern" and secular, the other a religious, Torah-observant traditionalist. Set in the mountains that surround Jerusalem during the time of the Greek occupation of the Holy Land, the assimilated Jew must decide whether or not to circumcise his son after his wife secretly calls on "Joseph the Physician", whom she did not know was a rebellious Maccabee. Joseph, formerly a lecturer at the Greek Academy and well-versed in "enlightened", secular Greek theology and philosophy, nevertheless tries to convince the new father that the Jews are a people set apart from other nations, that by circumcision his son will enter into a unique covenant with God.

All the while pursued by Greek soldiers who are hunting for "Joseph the Physician", the two very different protagonists engage in a captivating volley of arguments for and against traditionalism, modernity, secularism, assimilation, the Oral Law, rabbinic authority, and not least of all, God Himself.

(For more about the Maccabees and their involvement in the miracle of Chanuka, see our video "Seven Keys to Jewish Life".)

2. "The Journey" is the true story of Joseph Levinson, a not very religious Jewish American who visited the Soviet Union in 1941 with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In that year Nazi armies had launched a surprise attack on Soviet territory, a disaster which provoked the American government to send their best engineers to the U.S.S.R. to help develop a defense strategy that would put the Nazis out of business. At the same time, however, Soviet propaganda and "education" had been brainwashing its citizens for two decades with slogans like "religion is the opium of the masses" in an attempt to snuff out faith.

In this environment, an aunt who must send her nephew to school in a distant city begs Mr. Levinson from the trainstation platform to tell him something, anything, about what it means to a Jewish boy to turn 13. Nikolai's aunt knows nothing of Bar Mitzvahs herself. . . but unfortunately Mr. Levinson never learned much either. As the two jump the train and evade Soviet authorities so that Levinson can keep his promise, Nikolai's questions about Jewish ritual, peoplehood, and the existence of God reveal the sad consequences of education in a communist society that denies Him, while Mr. Levinson's answers provide surprising material for comparison with the spiritual well-being of Jews and their religion in free societies. Arguments for and against soviet anti-religion, atheism, and the supremacy of science over faith not only emerge from this specific historical context... they shed light on the controversies of our own.

What became of these two fugitive theologians after the world decided to lay down its weapons of war? Be sure to pay close attention... their fates may shock you.

3. "The Corridor", set in the famous Hadassah Hospital of Jerusalem in modern times, tells the story of a young Jewish American girl who survives a car accident... but only after being declared dead for six minutes. When she awakes, her nurses are confused by her ability to tell them what was going on in different rooms for the six minutes she lay without vital signs. The girl insists that she saw a corridor, a light, felt pulled away from her body but wanted to go back.

A skeptical doctor, an ambitious psychiatrist, and a religious Jewish visitor hear her story and respond with three very different perspectives (all prevalent in modern Israeli society today), on life and death, body and soul, and the possibilities of an afterlife. Even without consensus between them, all of the characters but one are convinced that the girl's and so many others' near-death experiences are proof that death in this world is anything but an end to life.

These three stories, saturated with the questions and conflicts that have surrounded Jewish tradition and practice since Sinai, provide the viewer with insights into Judaism and the Jewish experience that are certain to enlighten and inspire even the most well-read audience.

Running Time: 90 minutes

Jewish Life Cycle Video

Explore the major rites of passage in a traditional Jewish life in this moving film.

 

 

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History Channel films

 
 

Holyland Journey on DVD



This fascinating new DVD production takes you on a journey back in time and retraces all of the important events in the Bible with this DVD.
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The Holy Land of Jesus Book



Discovery and renewal are in store for you as you explore the Biblical sites with 'The Holy Land of Jesus'.
Now only $19.95!