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With roughly 14.5 million adherents worldwide, Judaism is the tenth-largest religion in the world.

The Battle For God

Fundamentalism has taken center stage as one of the most powerful forces in today's world, yet it remains incomprehensible to large numbers of people. In The Battle for God, Karen Armstrong, author of the best-selling A History of God, brilliantly and sympathetically dissects how and why fundamentalist groups came into existence and what they yearn to accomplish.

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Between Two Worlds

A film by Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman

Between Two Worlds tells five stories that reveal the passionate debates over identity and generational change inside today's American Jewish community. 

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Beyond Belief

A film by Beth Murphy

"You choose your way into yourselves," is a most apt description of how two widowers manage their lives in the years following their husbands' deaths on planes that crashed into the World Trade Center on 9/11. They end up traveling to Afghanistan, where they meet with Afghani widowers. Both sides reach easily across the cultural barriers to share their similarities and, far more frequently, the vast cultural differences and inequities that often bring discord but, between these women, bring peace.

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Budrus

Budrus

A film by Julia Bacha

Palestinians and Israelis come together in a nonviolent movement to protect the olive tree fields belonging to residents of the West Bank town of Budrus from the Separation Barrier under construction by the Israeli government.  The wall is under construction to wall off the state of Israel from the West Bank.The Separation Barrier would cut Budrus off not only from its ancient olive groves, but also from neighboring Palestinian villages.  Men and women of all factions and countries unite to wage an unarmed struggle to preserve these lands.

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The Calling

A film by Danny Alpert

The Calling is a groundbreaking two-part four-hour documentary series that will share the journeys of four young Americans - a Catholic, a Muslim, a Protestant and a Jew, who have decided to enter the clergy.

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Chant: Spirit in Sound

An audio meditation by Robert Gass

A multicultural exploration of old musical traditions, the Chant: Spirit in Sound CD set brings to life the remarkable world of traditional and contemporary chant.
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Defamation

A film by Yoav Shamir and Sandy Itkoff

A personal and global search by Israeli director Yoav Shamir for a better understanding of anti-Semitism is the focus of Defamation. Shamir seeks reactions from the man in the street to opinons about anti-Semitism posed by experts.

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Divan

A film by Pearl Gluck

To reclaim an ancestral couch upon which Hasidic rebbes slept, Pearl Gluck travels from her Hasidic community in Brooklyn to her roots in Hungary. Along the way, she wrestles with the faith of her forebearers, their heartbreaking fate and extraordinary resilience, and finally, what it means to claim both one's tradition and one's independence.

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From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians

A documentary series by Marilyn Mellowes and William Cran

From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians presents the historical story of the rise of Christianity that upsets many traditional teachings. It is not a story of a golden age of consensus, but a story of people in conflict - wrestling with Judaism, confronting the authority of the Empire, and struggling among themselves to understand Jesus' message about the coming of God.
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