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
The Barbecue People (Hamangalistim) 2003 DVD-Israeli Movie
Jewish family celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Independence of Israel with a family barbecue. Hebrew with English & French subtitles.
The story is about a Jewish family celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Independence of Israel with a family barbecue. The parents have been born in Iraq (of all places!)and moved to Israel after the creation of the Republic. As the barbecue is prepared in a picnic area in a public park which holds a secret to the meaning of the film, we are shown the four leading character's estrangements and conflicts in the search of something fundamental for their lives: for the father it's his honor during the fight for the establishment of the State, for the mother a love story from the past;, for the falsely accused of murder - the son it's his failure as a filmmaker and his life that are at stake, for the daughter it 's the whole meaning of her present and future at a turning point that will probably change all things to come. There is also a seemingly passion murder that adds a sort of suspense involving all the characters in an interwoven intrigue of love,vengeance and business affairs. The film stands out for its superb telling of the story in such a way that some scenes are re-signified when being re-told as we follow in succession each of the character's experiences ( of course it's as old as 'Rashomon' or even more you might say)but it's all beautifully done, with great artistry, and by the end the authors have won, through honest feelings and emotions, our sympathy in favour of a plight for peace and understanding among members of a family and peoples of the world, which seems to be our unattainable desire in the present times.
Directed by Yossi Madmoni
Writing credits Yossi Madmoni
Israel Bright.... Eli
- Language: Hebrew, English Subtitles
- Media: DVD Pal (Euro) System