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Inspiration & Entertainment

Assorted video shorts from the humorous to the poignant

Jewish video shorts, from the inspirational to the hilarious.

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Join families around the world as we prepare for Shabbat together. Featuring a fun line-up to get into the Shabbat spirit, including celebrities, comedians and singers. A project of Friendship Circle. (Please note: this video was not filmed on Shabbat)
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Goldie Shuman was born with FD, a rare genetic disorder, and lives by the grace of G-d and a team of medical professionals. Watch and be inspired by her incredible bat mitzvah speech.
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Making Sense of the "Ten Commandments"
How do you explain and make the Ten Commandments relevant to children? Watch how Rabbi Manis Friedman explains them in a fresh way so that even a puppet could understand.
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A day in Sakon Nakhon, Thailand
The story of how a nice Jewish boy from Kansas ends up as a rice farmer in Thailand who celebrates his heritage
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Showing support to the soldiers and our brothers and sisters in Israel
Rabbi Mendel Kaplan headed a special delegation to Israel amidst the war in Gaza. He met with soldiers, parents that lost their children in battle, and communities in the south terrorized by rocket fire; and tells of his incredible trip.
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A strange and intriguing depiction of major ideas in Jewish thought
30 second animated shorts using stick figures to explore Jewish philosophy. Bizarre yet intriguing. Oh, and kind of funny.
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Enter the world of Rabbi Itche Kadoozy, where a normal day is never quite normal, big laughs are to be expected, and Torah lessons can be found around every corner.
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"Give me one minute, I'll give you cosmic consciousness"
Rabbi Infinity, "your favorite kabbalist," provides mystic insights and spiritual guidance for enlightened life in the fast lane. From his hi-tech KabbalaLab, with the help of his amazing Isification Device, he demonstrates how a laser gun, a needle & thread, a chair, a paper airplane and all sorts of other common objects can reveal to us the secret wisdom of the universe and the pathways to sublime meaningful life--all in the time of a standard TV commercial.
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Imaginary animated adventures
Join Eli, Ezzy and Dina as they explore far away places, trying to figure out "What if?"...
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One Minute Meditations
"Watch now, ponder later." Rabbi Tzvi Freeman shares some deep thoughts in about a minute.
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What do you get when you put a Rabbi in a space ship with a bunch of Robots who have recently become self-aware and each have unique personality flaws? You get a bunch of funny videos, that's what.
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Winning Plays for Life
In these short, inspiration clips, retired NFL lineman, Alan "Shlomo" Veingrad shares some of his methods for succeeding in life.
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An animated introduction to the world of Talmud study
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Realizing our innate faith via the marvels of life.
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Being Jewish is fun in so many ways. Why do you like being Jewish?
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The Covenant
We look back at the 9/11 terror attacks and ask what we have learned as Jews, as Americans and as people.
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Voices in the Night
Do you recognize the voice of the scared child calling out in the middle of the night?
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There is only one thing like the love of a mother for her child . . .
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A Vacation Meditation
For hundreds of years—perhaps since the beginning of creation—a piece of the world has been waiting for your soul to purify and repair it. And you are there . . . now.
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"But why do You hide?" I asked.
"To make room for you," G-d replied.
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When will the Jew’s hopes and dreams be realized?
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Just another country song about a regular Jewish guy who meets up with four rabbis in their menorah-mobile.
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Times change. The wheel of fortune never stops spinning. But throughout it all, the good times and the tough ones, one thing never changes . . .
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How do you know that something is truly one and not many parts sewn together? Try to tear it apart...
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Video Intro
Where do I begin? Pick a mitzvah, any mitzvah. Here are ten suggested mitzvahs—ten ways to infuse higher meaning into your life, and connect to your source and your people.
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Each Friday, 18 minutes before sunset, everything stops and we usher in the Shabbat with the lighting of the candles. Rebbetzin Rivkah Denburg of Boca Raton shares some personal thoughts on the meaning of lighting the Shabbat candles
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Insights into Wine at Jewish Rituals
A fun exploration of the uses of wine at Jewish rituals including Shabbat, festivals, weddings and more. L’chaim!
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A Jew does not travel to Israel, but returns there
To the Jew, Israel is more than just a place. A Jew does not travel to Israel, but returns there.
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A Chanukah Thought
When it's dark, light a candle...
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A 60-Second Clip
The Mitzvah ATM is about to dispense the Torah in honor of the holiday of Shavuot. One snag, though: It wants trustworthy guarantors...
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Experience the entire story of Purim in this interactive narrated slideshow that takes you through the story as it is written in the Megillah
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What do the Chanukah lights say to you?
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A Chanukah short
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It was the phrase that kept our hopes alive during history's harshest times...
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A Chanukah Film
A morning sun rises in fiery splendor; a newborn baby enters the world. We witness miracles everyday and may sometimes take them for granted.
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Public Menorahs Across the Globe
For eight days the world glows a little bit brighter as giant outdoor Menorahs light up the night sky.
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The French Chassidic Flying Acrobats at Chabad of South Broward’s annual Chanukah festival.
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Chabad of South Broward's 31st Annual Chanukah Festival
Chabad of South Broward's 31st annual Chanukah Festival features Chassidic singing star, Benny Friedman, child prodigy pianist, Ethan Bortnick, and the French Chassidic Flying Acrobat Brothers.
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Matzah, Maror and the 4 Cups talk about themselves, what they bring to the Passover seder, and their childhood experiences.
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The art of living consciously
Most of us agree that a person is responsible for his actions and words. But do we have control over our thoughts? Learn to choose your thoughts like you choose a tomato.
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A Rosh Hashanah Short
That first day of school, your first job interview, your first day in your own home, the first day of the rest of your life...
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If you had one wish to be granted by G‑d ... what would it be?
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Cats sometimes show a wild feral side that makes you wonder: Are cats really happy about being domestic animals? Which, by the way, is a question we might raise about ourselves; a question raised by Chassidut.
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A preview of the stimulating and moving events of the month of Tishrei, the Jewish New Year.
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A Happy Sukkot message from the "Sukkah-Cycle."
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From the Jewish Community of Rostov
Watch as amazing Chanukah-themed sand animation is performed before the camera.
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Chabad of South Broward's 32nd Annual Chanukah Festival
Chabad of South Broward's 32nd annual Chanukah Festival features Chassidic singing star, Benny Friedman, the French Chassidic Flying Acrobat Brothers, hip-hop artist Nosson Zand and young singer Yisroel Amar.
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Animated Highlights of the Megillah
Portions of the scroll of Esther, read as it is read in the synagogue on Purim. Translated and explained in English. (This video contains highlights from the full-length version available from the producers, DiDan Studio.)
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A series of Jewish.tv video shorts
A cute little kid does funny stuff while his parents are getting ready for Passover.
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A Story of Kindness
Yaakov wants Elijah the Prophet to appear to him. This stop-motion animation teaches children about the power of kindness. Starring Roseanne Barr.
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The Judaism Video Website
Welcome to Jewish.tv where you will find the best selection of Jewish videos. Whether you are looking for inspiration, information, entertainment or practical instruction you’ll find it all at Jewish.tv.
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Chabad.org Through the Years
A one-minute tour through the changing look of Chabad.org over the years.
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Based on a True Story
Based upon a true story, this short film shows how we may never know the far reaching effects of a small act of kindness and that by spreading the light of Chanukah we can light up a persons life. Directed and filmed by Mendel Katz.
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A short film
How a small book can have a big impact on many lives. (A collaborative film produced by the Tzohar Seminary class of 2013.)
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Reflections on Beauty
A film by Tzohar Seminary student Chavie Resnick exploring themes of Chassidus, art and identity.
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Too cute for words. Watch a group of 5 year-olds re-enact this drama of struggle and redemption, the story of Chanukah.
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Join Benny and Zaidy for the thrilling adventure of the Chanukah story! Go back to a time of danger, drama and triumph! Laugh, thrill and cheer as the adventure of Chanukah unfolds in this animated production.
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A Live Chanukah Adventure
Experience the story of Chanukah as it comes alive in this real life presentation. This production from the Jewish Children’s Museum was performed live on Chanukah in 2006.
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Breaking News Report
Live coverage of the breaking news story of Chanukah as it unfolds minute by minute.
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Buckle up for a Chanukah celebration in... Space Shuttle Discovery! Astronaut Jeff Hoffman hosts the celebration courtesy of NASA.
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A Musical Journey Through the Story of Purim
Join the fun as we sing and dance our way through the holiday of Purim.
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Awe, Snap!
Some mini-chassidim give an entertaining lesson in Purim observance. (Produced by Adam Nesenoff)
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In honor of my father, Shmuel Shuchat
My father was diagnosed with ALS when he was 45. Even talking about it makes me tear up. Before doing the Ice Bucket Challenge, here is what I want you to understand about the people behind the illness.
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Chabad of South Broward's 35th Annual Chanukah Festival
The 35th Annual South Florida Chassidic Chanukah Festival features a full concert with the popular Chasidic superstar Avraham Fried, touted by many as the greatest talent in Jewish music today. Also featuring the lighting of Florida's largest Menorah led by Cantor Yossy Lebovics along with more fun, celebration and entertainment.
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Master the notes of the most powerful musical instrument
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The amazing story of the most daring hostage rescue
A short film on the incredible Rescue at Entebbe by Israeli Special Forces commandos of over 100 Jewish hostages taken captive by Arab terrorists at Entebbe Airport in Uganda. For the IDF to mount a successful operation for such a dangerous mission, over 2000 miles away from Israel, flying over mainly hostile countries, and to bring the hostages back to Israel safely required the unmistakable protective hand of G-d. Produced by Sydenham Shul, Johannesburg South Africa, for the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the miraculous Rescue at Entebbe. (Producer: David Fleminger, Narrator: Anthony Fridjhon, Sound: Jonathan Birin Studios, Executive Producer: Rabbi Yossy Goldman)
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A notorious Hungarian anti-Semite discovers his Jewish roots
Csanád Szegedi was a leading Hungarian neo-Nazi until it was discovered that he was a Jew. Should he get a second chance? Can we forgive someone who openly promoted hate against Jews? The film “Keep Quiet” explores this question; watch an excerpt from the film.
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Students at Tzohar Seminary in Pittsburgh were in the 3rd week of school when tragedy hit at the nearby Tree of Life Synagogue. In the spirit of the community’s response of unity and strength in the face of terror and darkness, the students encouraged Jewish women to light Shabbos candles in memory of one of the eleven martyrs. (Video produced by the Tzohar Seminary class of 2019)
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Watch girls from around the world demonstrating how the lighting of Shabbat candles continues from one location to the next, beginning in New Zealand and ending in Alaska, to usher in the Shabbat. (This clip is from the Pre-Shabbat Party program by Friendship Circle—it’s not a filming of the real Shabbat candle lighting)
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A true story of a rabbi visiting amongst Eskimos in search of Jews and the incredible way a young girl discovers how her lighting Shabbat candles is so special. (This clip is from the Pre-Shabbat Party program by Friendship Circle)
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