I want to thank you and your staff for all you did to help us select and receive the beautiful miniature kiddush cups. We purchased these for our seniors who are residents of the Kobernick-Anchin campus here in Sarasota, Florida who previously had been using plastic cups! We dedicated the new kiddush cups at our Kabbalat Shabbat service - residents held the cups with such joy, they loved the Jerusalem design which reminded them of long-ago visits to Israel. Several residents with Alzheimer's spoke up, some for the first time in months. Thank you so much. Rabbi Barbara Aiello, resident rabbi, Kobernick Campus, Sarasota, FL
Against All Odds: Israel Survives, Israel Documentary 6 DVD set
Against All Odds: Israel Survives is a powerful and uplifting journey through the history of the State of Israel. Remarkable stories of awe-inspiring events that helped create and preserve modern Israel come to life in gripping dramatizations, eyewitness accounts, and interviews with the people who experienced these amazing episodes.
This unique and dramatic 13-episode, 6-DVD set goes beneath the facts of Israel's survival to explore the reasons Israelis themselves believe they have survived against all odds.
Against All Odds: Israel Survives is a fascinating journey into the history and events of modern Israel, and includes dramatic stories from 60 years of Israel's turbulent history. Journalist Michael Greenspan interviews military leaders, battle commanders, strategists, and common soldiers on the field who provide their viewpoints of remarkable stories of heroism and bravery.
- Episode 1 - The Assignment
- Episode 2 - Miracle at Michmash
- Episode 3 - Shula: The Girl Who Became a Spy
- Episode 4 - The Miracle of Survival: Hitler and the Holocaust
- Episode 5 - A Boy Named Ezra
- Episode 6 - The Miracle of '48
- Episode 7 - 1967
- Episode 8 - A Warrior Named Kahalani
- Episode 9 - The People of the Book Come Home
- Episode 10 - A Place of Miracles?
- Episode 11 - Myth or Miracles?
- Episode 12 - Rescue at Entebbe
- Episode 13 - In Search of a Miracle
Disc #1: Episodes 1-3 - Shula Cohen, a married woman living in Beirut, risks her life to become one of Israel's most famous spies. Israeli troops in the Yom Kippur War are saved when a mysterious wind exposes thousands of mines that imperil their lives. During World War II, the Biblical account of Saul and Jonathan inspires a British major to launch an improbable victory against a Turkish garrison.
Disc #2: Episodes 4-6 - An outnumbered Israeli squad is saved when approaching enemy troops inexplicably flee. Compelling dramatizations and interviews chronicle miraculous triumphs in Israel's fight for independence from the British and in the establishment of a Jewish homeland in 1948. The devastating history and haunting legacy of the Holocaust is considered.
Disc #3: Episodes 7-9 - Avigdor Kahalani, one of Israel's most decorated and beloved war heroes shares his incredible stories of survival and victory in the Yom Kippur War. Considering the miracle of Israel's own existence, her citizens share firsthand what it means to live in the land of their forefathers.
Disc #4: Episodes 10-12 - The subject of miracles and faith take a personal meaning when former hostage Sarah Davidson recalls the harrowing 1976 hostage crisis that set the stage for a daring rescue mission at Entebbe airport.
Disc #5: Episode 13, Plus Extra Feature - Is Israel a place of miracles? In this inspiring episode, Michael Greenspan concludes his investigation and reflects on the remarkable people he has met and the incredible stories he has heard. Series writer and director Tom Ivy hosts Against All Odds: The Making of a Miracle, a fascinating behind the scenes look at the creation of this extraordinary exploration of fact and faith.
Disc #6: Against All Odds Feature Film - This feature film version captures all the powerful drama and uplifting spirit of the stirring thirteen-part series. Gripping dramatizations, eyewitness accounts, and interviews with historians and religious leaders etch a fascinating portrait of a nation's soul.
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