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2 videodiscs (133 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Yentl Mendel is the boyish daughter and only child of long widowed Rebbe Mendel. He teaches Talmud to local boys and secretly to Yentl since girls are not allowed to learn the law. When her father dies, Yentl is left all alone. She makes the momentous decision to leave the village and, disguised as a boy and calling herself Anshel, she seeks and gets admitted to a Yeshiva, to study. She befriends Avigdor who is engaged to Haddas. Her family calls off the wedding when they discover Avigdor's brother committed suicide. Anshel then finds 'him'-self in the awkward position of being called into service as substitute bridegroom. But Haddas still wants Avigdor. After numerous complications, including Avidor and Yentl falling in love with each other and she telling him her secret, everyone gets what they want in life. Anshel, now Yentl once again, goes off to America to pursue her dream of serious study in Yeshiva, where she will be able to study without needing to hide her identity as a woman.
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FEMGEN-139-01, JEWISHST-139-01
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1 videodisc (59 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Focuses on cultural anthropologist Barbara Myerhoff's study of the community of Hasidic Jews in Los Angeles's Fairfax neighborhood. Tells also how, after exhausting medical treatment for cancer, she found strength among the traditions, faith, and caring of these Orthodox Jews.
Media & Microtext Center
FEMGEN-139-01, JEWISHST-139-01
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1 videocassette (31 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
News items in the Israeli media note the stages of the Jewish women's struggle with Orthodox Jewish tradition for the right to pray at the Wall.
Media & Microtext Center
FEMGEN-139-01, JEWISHST-139-01
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1 videocassette : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
American, Canadian and Israeli women talk about their struggle to redefine their roles in Jewish life and attempt to incorporate feminist values into a their religion.
Media & Microtext Center
FEMGEN-139-01, JEWISHST-139-01