One of the best summations of Jewish life ever put on celluloid
I ran home in a hurricane-level rainstorm to be sure I got this on tape when it was re-run, alas, for the final time, on American television in the mid-1980s. And what's sadder is that the storm made most of it into screen dust. My parents, Ruth and Ted Levine, were still alive, back then, and they just ate this film up. It's a funny, poignant, and oddly transnational expression of the notion of Jewish life; and it contains what is, for me, still, one of the best short rabbinic speeches about the nature of G-d you will ever hear. I have truly never seen a short film capture better the nature of the Jewish family with its all short-comings and glories.
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