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amother




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Post  Wed, Dec 04 2019, 5:04 pm
My teenage dd is super into Jewish history. I was hoping to find a DVD by someone like Rabbi Dr. Ken Spiro or an authority on Judaism. Not a PBS special plz

Anybody know if this exists?
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dankbar




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Dec 04 2019, 5:13 pm
I have one that Jewish Childrens museum once produced like a production on Macabees
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amother




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Post  Wed, Dec 04 2019, 5:17 pm
What was it called?
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shanie5




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Dec 04 2019, 5:48 pm
There is an animated video called "lights" that tells the story of chanukah really well. You can probably find it on YouTube.
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amother




Burlywood
 

Post  Wed, Dec 04 2019, 6:21 pm
Note that both of those (Maccabees and Lights) are fantastic videos, but are not heavy on the history.
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amother




Cerise
 

Post  Wed, Dec 04 2019, 6:26 pm
for younger kids the cartoon rugrats had a video
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amother




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Post  Wed, Dec 04 2019, 6:44 pm
shanie5 wrote:
There is an animated video called "lights" that tells the story of chanukah really well. You can probably find it on YouTube.


Thanks!
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trixx




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Dec 04 2019, 7:27 pm
Lights has gorgeous and deep symbolism
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m8S_oCMovgs

Shazak is really juvenile but all accurate.
I would not recommend rugrats!

https://youtu.be/NVYJwXS3fm8

https://youtu.be/1NXuDOGFgW8
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amother




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Post  Wed, Dec 04 2019, 7:47 pm
trixx wrote:
Lights has gorgeous and deep symbolism
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m8S_oCMovgs

Shazak is really juvenile but all accurate.
I would not recommend rugrats!

https://youtu.be/NVYJwXS3fm8

https://youtu.be/1NXuDOGFgW8
Hug

Thanks!
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hodeez




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Dec 04 2019, 7:55 pm
shanie5 wrote:
There is an animated video called "lights" that tells the story of chanukah really well. You can probably find it on YouTube.


I opened the thread to suggest that same video! My husband has watched it every year since he was like 15 and now we show it to our kids every year Smile
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amother




Olive
 

Post  Wed, Dec 04 2019, 8:01 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
My teenage dd is super into Jewish history. I was hoping to find a DVD by someone like Rabbi Dr. Ken Spiro or an authority on Judaism. Not a PBS special plz

Anybody know if this exists?


start with an audio clip?

https://kenspiro.com/audio/mac.....ukah/


What is dd's current source for her Jewish History?
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amother




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Post  Wed, Dec 04 2019, 8:38 pm
amother [ Olive ] wrote:
start with an audio clip?

https://kenspiro.com/audio/mac.....ukah/


What is dd's current source for her Jewish History?


Ken spiro's books. But they are hard to get through. So I figured I'd make it more accessible via video. A friend suggested getting her the artscroll meam loez, but when I went through it, while she would love the navi'im, the stories were so graphic and inappropriate in a way that she would have more questions than answers.
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cbsp




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Dec 04 2019, 9:31 pm
We have this :
The Miracles of Chanukah DVD

https://www.israelbookshop.com......html

I've only listened to it - I don't know the quality of the video. But it seemed true to the actual history.
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amother




Smokey
 

Post  Wed, Dec 04 2019, 9:41 pm
Not sure if he's done any on ancient times, but Rabbi Berel Wein has produced some excellent DVDs on Jewish history. Sounds like your daughter would find them interesting.

Ken Spiro does have some DVDs. But I've never watched any (just read his books) so I don't know if that would fit what you are looking for. I'm not sure if they are documentary type or just taped lectures.
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trixx




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Dec 04 2019, 10:42 pm
I'm surprised op, Ken spiro book on history is way lighter and more enjoyable to read than anything by berel wein.

This book is amazing. Like a novel and full of details. Do some googling bc I bought on used book site
https://www.amazon.com/Through.....11110

He has other books. He's like Yosef deutsch. Both great series.

(I also love the Big Midrash says on Chumash and the new Navi Journeys. And a few random single titles like Gilded Cage on Esther and Akiba by Marcus Lehman. Sorry getting carried away off topic here)
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amother




Smokey
 

Post  Wed, Dec 04 2019, 10:48 pm
Oh, I'm a huge Ken Spiro fan. I've read all his books and have listened to many of his lectures online. But I don't know if I'd have appreciated his books as a teenager, tbh.

As far as Rabbi Wein, his movies that I watched were documentaries and very well done. Very moving and emotional but not in an over the top, sentimental way. Informative but not heavy.. Easy watching for teens and up.
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amother




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Post  Thu, Dec 05 2019, 10:26 am
amother [ Smokey ] wrote:
Not sure if he's done any on ancient times, but Rabbi Berel Wein has produced some excellent DVDs on Jewish history. Sounds like your daughter would find them interesting.

Ken Spiro does have some DVDs. But I've never watched any (just read his books) so I don't know if that would fit what you are looking for. I'm not sure if they are documentary type or just taped lectures.

Thanks!
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amother




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Post  Thu, Dec 05 2019, 10:27 am
trixx wrote:
I'm surprised op, Ken spiro book on history is way lighter and more enjoyable to read than anything by berel wein.

This book is amazing. Like a novel and full of details. Do some googling bc I bought on used book site
https://www.amazon.com/Through.....11110

He has other books. He's like Yosef deutsch. Both great series.

(I also love the Big Midrash says on Chumash and the new Navi Journeys. And a few random single titles like Gilded Cage on Esther and Akiba by Marcus Lehman. Sorry getting carried away off topic here)


I can't thank you enough! I want to surprise her for chanukah with educational stuff since Baruch Hashem she has everything else
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