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A film by Steven E. Bram

80 minutes, documentary, color, 2014

DVD Extras: Bonus Shorts (Oneness; Good & Evil in Kabbalah; Women in Kabbalah; Science & Kabbalah; Kabbalah Celebration: Meron; Meditation: Opening the Heart)

Kabbalah Me is a personal journey into the esoteric spiritual phenomenon known as Kabbalah. Throughout history, Kabbalah was studied by only the most holy Talmud scholars. The misinformation, innuendo and prohibition surrounding Kabbalah kept its wisdom from most Jews; many were even unaware of its existence.

In Kabbalah Me, director Steven Bram embarks on a spiritual investigation that leads him to reunite with the Hasidic branch of his family and connect to the community of Judaic scholarship. Eventually his curiosity takes him on a pilgrimage to Israel, where he immerses himself in history and traditions of the Holy Land.

Along the way, leading authorities discuss the complex, mystical world of Kabbalah - its varying interpretations and the myriad paths of its rituals and lessons. Bram's new commitment to spirituality and religious observance draws skepticism from family and friends but ultimately leads to profound changes across all aspects of his life.

“A fascinating and inspiring story about a man's spiritual journey into the complex world of Jewish mysticism. But on another level, it is also a revelatory documentary about how faith and religious observance are marginalized in our society.” - Jewish Daily Forward

“Welcoming and intriguing." - The Village Voice

“Often fascinating, frequently moving and certainly worthy of a viewing.” - Jewish Week

UPC: 720229916424 | Catalog #: FRF916424D | $27.95 | Street: March 24
A film by Jason Hutt

67 minutes, documentary, color, 2013

DVD Extras: Bonus Shorts (Yeshiva Boys; Importance of Competitions; Submission Board Strategy) • Submission Board Gallery

DVD packaged in certified Green Forestry eco pack

When best-selling author Joshua Foer begans to build his first sukkah, a small hut that Jews build and dwell in every fall for the holiday of Sukkot, he wanted to move beyond the generic plywood boxes and canvas tents that have become the unimaginative status quo. He discovered that while the Bible outlines the basic parameters for what a sukkah should look like and how it should function, it leaves plenty of room for variation and interpretation. Foer thought, 'what if contemporary architects and designers were challenged to design and construct twelve radical sukkahs? What would they come up with?' And so was born the design competition known as Sukkah City in Union Square Park, in the heart of New York City.

Chronicling the competition, the film goes behind the scenes during construction, exhibition, and judging to provide an entertaining and inspiring portrait of the project's visionary architects and structures – an exciting, singular moment in the American Jewish experience.

“'Sukkah City' captures the excitement around an art installation in one of New York City's great public spaces.” - The Atlantic

“A remarkable architectural competition. It's amazing nobody thought of this before.”
- The New Yorker

“You'll smile. You'll chuckle. You'll be moved!” - The Forward

UPC: 720229916455 | Catalog #: FRF916455D | $24.95 | Street: March 24
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