Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive

This week, the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive uploaded ten new films onto the Archive’s virtual cinema site. The new films, from different periods throughout the twentieth century, represent different facets of the Israeli story – settlement, immigration and absorption, industry and a spiritual figure. Following is a selection of some of the films.


This Is The Land (1935) – The first Hebrew speaking film and one of the most renowned films of the “Jewish Pioneer” genre by Baruch Agadati, one of the pioneers of the nascent film industry in Eretz Yisrael. The film depicts the development of Jewish settlement from the end of the 19th century until the 1930s.  



Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz delivers the keynote address at the Seventh World Conference of Jewish Communal Services inJerusalemin 1989.  Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz is a world-renowned teacher, philosopher, social critic and prolific author, who has been championed open access to Jewish learning. His life’s mission has been to make Jewish texts and learning accessible to all Jews. He is recognized as one of the greatest spiritual figures of our generation.



Gat High Tech Center: Kiryat Gat –  Establishment of a high tech industrial park in Kiryat Gat,  as part of the absorption of Jews from the Former Soviet Union in the early 1990s.