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Jews and Buddhism

Author: Bill Chayes; Isaac Solotaroff; Judah L. Magnes Museum.
Publisher: New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 2000.
Series: Filmakers Library online.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This documentary examines the dramatic surge of interest among American Jews in the spiritual teachings of Buddhism. Jews, who make of 2% of the population, account for some 30% of non-Asian American Buddhists. Many of them are among the leading expositors and scholars of Buddhism in America. In practice, traditional Jewish ritual and liturgy are being modified in synagogues and among individuals seeking to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Chayes; Isaac Solotaroff; Judah L. Magnes Museum.
OCLC Number: 747798351
Language Note: English.
Notes: Originally released as DVD.
Awards: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Outstanding Documentary, 1999
Jewish film festivals: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, San Diego, 1999-2000
Denver International Film Festival, 1999
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, 1999
Target Audience: For College; Adult audiences.
Description: 1 online resource (41 min.)
Series Title: Filmakers Library online.
Responsibility: by Bill Chayes and Isaac Solotaroff.

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This documentary examines the dramatic surge of interest among American Jews in the spiritual teachings of Buddhism. Jews, who make of 2% of the population, account for some 30% of non-Asian American Buddhists. Many of them are among the leading expositors and scholars of Buddhism in America. In practice, traditional Jewish ritual and liturgy are being modified in synagogues and among individuals seeking to incorporate the teachings of Buddhism into their spiritual lives. The striking resonance between Buddhism and Judaism has been remarked upon by writers and scholars, and has generated many notable books and articles. Jews and Buddhism is the first film to interrogate in depth the reasons for this phenomenon, explore it in the context of 20th century Jewish-American life, and consider its impact on contemporary Jewish thought and practice. This award-winning documentary includes rare footage of the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet, as well as David Ben Gurion, Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Boorstein, and many others.

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