Isaac and his faithful wife, Rachel, deplore that in America their children are forced to work on the Jewish Sabbath. Leah and Sam are not so strict as their parents and the old customs ... See full summary »

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Lois Weber (scenario)
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Phillips Smalley ... Isaac - the Rabbi
Lois Weber ... Leah - Isaac's Daughter
Lule Warrenton ... Rachel - Isaac's Wife
Ella Hall ... Eleanor - Isaac's Granddaughter
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Isaac and his faithful wife, Rachel, deplore that in America their children are forced to work on the Jewish Sabbath. Leah and Sam are not so strict as their parents and the old customs pall about their more American spirits. Sam is employed in a cloak house and secretly loves his employer's daughter, but she refuses to recognize him. Leah is loved by the handsome gentile floorwalker, and despite her father's objections, she marries him. Isaac orders Leah from the house. Later, the daughter of the cloak manufacturer marries an admirer and Sam is invited to the wedding. He drinks and disgraces himself, and returning home, is turned out by the heartbroken rabbi. He leaves, telling the old man that he will return when the father celebrated the Christian Christmas. Two years pass. Leah presents herself at her father's door with a baby in her arms. The old Jew refuses to see, but the mother longs to take the girl to her bosom. Julian falls under a street car; his legs are severed at the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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USA

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English

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18 December 1913 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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The film will win many friends
11 February 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Phillips Smalley as Rabbi Isaac, and Lois Weber as Leah, his daughter, play the leads in this three-real drama, telling of an aged Rabbi's change of heart toward his children, whom he drives out of his home in the first place because they fall in love with gentiles. The reconciliation occurs at Christmas time when the child of Leah, whose marriage is attended with many troubles, induces the old Rabbi to decorate a Christmas tree for her. The characterizations are all good and the film will win many friends for its admirable presentation. - The Moving Picture World, December 20, 1913


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