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The sharp, often hilarious satire that became the most successful film in Israeli history (until that time) is about new immigrants Sallah and his family, who are left in a shack near their promised apartment and are abandoned for months. A Yemenite Jewish family that was flown to Israel during "Operation Magic Carpet" - a clandestine operation that flew 49,000 Yemenite Jews to Israel the year after the state was formed - is forced to move to a government settlement camp. The patriarch of the family, portrayed by Chaim Topol, tries to make money and get better housing, in a country that can barely provide for its own and is in the midst absorbing hundreds of thousands of Jewish refugees from Arab countries.Written by
Sallah is a heartwarming masterpiece of the 21st century....
Hello and Baruch Hashem.
My name is Sam, but my friends call me Jeff, and I attend CHAT-RH in Canada. I am a Jewish day school student, and we just finished viewing Sallah in class. It is truly an amazing film that brings the love out of Jewish Jewry. As my late toda'ah teacher said: "Baruch Hashem, tov tov, Ha tarbut shelanu hu CHAI!" Throughout the documentary on Eastern-European Arabs that arrive in Israel, Sallah Shabati and his family depict the hardships and triumphant return to freedom. Under persecution by the kibutznikim, Sallah and his family members took on the outer secular world by enhancing their social lives in an extremely hard society. Jenny Segal once said "Winners don't quit, and Quitters don't win".
The musical soundtrack is truly phenomenal, and warms the heart even at the saddest of moments. Wow, the tune is an utter masterpiece infused with the characteristics of early Shakespearen heritage. The background portrays in immense form of emancipation of the Jewish culture.
Watch the movie, and you will understand what I am talking about
Singing out, Jeff Guche
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