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Matzo & Mistletoe


58 minutes
Source: Filmakers Library

Filmmaker Kate Feiffer explores the paradoxes and complexities of secular Jewish identity, using her own experience and that of her parents and others. Among the people interviewed are Mike Wallace, Alan Dershowitz, and Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald of the National Jewish Outreach Program.

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The Devil is a Gentleman

This news segment reviews Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichmann’s career and subsequent trial in an attempt to examine the nature of his character, raising fundamental questions about judgment and responsibility.


Why Day Schools Love Facing History's Jewish Education Program

Our Jewish Education Program helps educators weave tradition and heritage with classroom experiences that are relevant, compelling, and engage today's teenagers. Hear from the educators and students who love this program.

Pre-war Jewish Life

Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness

Sholem Aleichem, an iconic Yiddish writer, portrayed Jewish life in czarist Russia through his stories, which were the bases for the Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof.

Genocide & Mass Violence

The Signing of the Treaty of Versailles

Archival footage of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919

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