Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive weekly Press Release – Lag B’Omer

Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive

Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive

May 8, 2012

Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive weekly Press Release – Lag B’Omer

In celebration of Lag B’Omer later this week, the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive suggests the following films from its collection:

Shir Bamromim (1980s): Public celebration on the gravesite of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai in Meiron, especially highlighting the music traditions of North African and Hassidic Jews.

Ideal Travel Talks 1934 – Lag B’Omer scenes on Mt. Meiron in a 1930s Eretz Yisrael travelogue. http://youtu.be/KNqDH4dsnxA (from 1:16:00 min.)

As Long As I Live (1961) – Scenes of Lag B’Omer on Mt. Meiron in a documentary about Jewish festivals http://youtu.be/SJ8ZzQOkYh0 (from 7:04 min.)

If I Forget Thee (1949) – Lag B’Omer celebrations in a film about the contributions of the Mizrachi Religious Zionist Organization in the development of Israel.
http://youtu.be/1E2chuW0bzM (from 6:17 min.)

A Long Journey In A Small Country (1966) – Dancing around a bonfire
http://youtu.be/hBmWoFUFghM (from 7:37 min.)

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