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The Resource Black Israel, by Maurice Dores, (electronic resource)

Black Israel, by Maurice Dores, (electronic resource)

Label
Black Israel
Title
Black Israel
Statement of responsibility
by Maurice Dores
Creator
Subject
Genre
Summary
This engaging film is a vibrant portrait of pluralistic 21st-century Jewish identities across the globe. It documents Africans and African-Americans who live in Israel and practice Judaism there. Africans from Nigeria, Togo, the Congo, Zaire, Lagos and Ethiopia have emigrated to Israel to work or to study Judaism. They were unable to study their religion at home since there was no one to teach them. In the Negev desert, several thousand black Americans who fled the urban slums in the 1960s have formed an independent community where they practice their own version of the Hebraic religion under the law of their leader Carter Ben Ami. Although they have been denied citizenship in Israel, they enjoy friendly relations with Israelis and believe Israel is "the kingdom of Paradise on Earth." Many black Jews born in the Caribbean have moved to the U.S. to practice Judaism. One congregant of the Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation in Harlem, born in Trinidad, recalls that his father s family which had Sephardic roots, kept kosher and celebrated the Sabbath. We meet a diverse group of people from a Harlem rabbi who reveals his thoughts on the spread of Judaism in sub-Saharan Africa, to Rebecca Walker, the biracial daughter of civil rights activist Alice Walker and to an African learning Yiddish in Paris. As one Jew from Nigeria concludes "Judaism has no color." See also: Keep On Walking, the award-winning film of an African-American gospel singer who teaches the Torah
Awards note
  • New York Jewish Film Festival, 2004
  • San Francisco Black Film Festival, 2003
  • San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, 2003
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dorès, Maurice
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
Yiddish; French; English, subtitles in English
Runtime
85
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Africans
  • Black Hebrews
  • Blacks
Target audience
general
Label
Black Israel, by Maurice Dores, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650413
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650413/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (85 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209877
  • (OCoLC)747798267
Video recording format
other
Label
Black Israel, by Maurice Dores, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650413
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650413/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (85 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209877
  • (OCoLC)747798267
Video recording format
other

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