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Flicks & Food: Yiddish Short Films

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
VA United States
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Flicks & Food: Yiddish Short Films
Thurs. June 18th


Menahem-Mendl From Tel Aviv (2016)

This short film from Eran Torbiner and Yaad Biran is based on a feuilleton (a kind of literary supplement in newspapers) by Yosef Tunkel, a Yiddish writer from Belarus, that he wrote during a 1931 visit to pre-state Israel. The character Menahem-Mendl was created by Sholem Aleichem, one of the best-known Yiddish writers, and came to refer to someone who made money from nothing. (Running Time: 0:11:21)

Tevye (1939)

This is a brief excerpt from a film by Maurice Schwartz, a Galician-born film actor and director in the United States.  The film is based on the same Sholem Aleichem story that would later inspire the hit musical Fiddler on the Roof. In this excerpt, Tevye’s loyalty to Jewish faith and tradition are challenged when his daughter, Chava, falls for the son of a Ukrainian peasant. (Running time: 0:04:17)

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Date: June 18
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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Address: VA United States


Organizer Name: Jessi Malkin