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Subject: Religion & Spiritualism

Religious Studies Series

Objective documentaries that address issues related to various religions and religious studies. Programs available on 4 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 4-Disc Set. For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 or e-mail Click for more

Judaism: Beyond the Pulpit - Facets of a Rabbi

Judaism: Beyond the Pulpit - Facets of a Rabbi

CINE Golden Eagle Award!
Gold Apple Award
-NEMN Festival
Finalist -NY Festivals
Finalist -Worldfest
Bronze Award -Columbus IFF

"Highly Recommended. Honest and forthright in its presentation, this inspirational documentary offers a rare view into the personal life and philosophy of a beloved Jewish leader. It follows the Rabbi throughout many of his daily activities and we are instantly made aware that this is no typical Rabbi." -National Media Review
"Highly Recommended. This program aims and succeeds at revealing the human being hidden under a rabbi's robes, portraying Rabbi Kramer participating in numerous non-religious activities, some of which might surprise those who think rabbis do little else than pray and sermonize." -EMRO Review
This classic documentary offers a sensitive and compelling portrait of one of the most forward thinking theologians and scholars of his time, Rabbi William Kramer (1920 - 2004). The program begins with a rather light-hearted view of this eclectic rabbi, who occasionally worked as an actor, playing rabbi roles in TV episodes of Sisters and L.A. Law and in the film The Seventh Sign; then it delves into more serious subject matter. Viewers are allowed to explore the relationship between Rabbi Kramer and his wife, to learn how the Rabbi often felt inadequate as a father. We also are allowed to experience his pain as he openly discusses his own childhood, his dreams and his failures. Offering a wide range of ideas and philosophies, from racism and success to faith and spirituality, the program leaves viewers with a renewed appreciation for life and its infinite possibilities. We are presented with a particular outlook on Reform Rabbis and the Jewish faith; also we discover how important the message of "humanness" was to this spiritual leader. "Rabbi Bill" was a man of incredible energy, who literally took his work "beyond the pulpit." He published the Western States Jewish History Journal for over 30 years; also, during his 63 years in the rabbinate, he officiated at over 10,000 weddings. Produced by Jennifer Freedman. 04/08DE JSCA 50 min.

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