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Jewish Film & Music

This guide highlights a selection of films and music related to Israeli and Jewish history and culture available at Howard-Tilton Memorial Library.

About this Guide

The films collected at Howard-Tilton Memorial Library support the learning, research, and teaching needs of the Tulane community. Accordingly, the library provides access to a wide range of films exploring Israeli cinema and Jewish culture and history.

The films shown on this guide are just a small selection of films related to Israeli cinema and Jewish culture and history available to Tulane affiliates in the library and online. All of these titles and more are available upon request at the 6th floor Service Desk in Howard-Tilton Memorial Library.

If you're considering or already planning to use any films in your classes, consider putting them on Media Reserves.

Selected Popular Titles

DVD Lemon Tree

Lemon Tree

DVD 2010- 3395

A drama based on the true story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemon tree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down.

DVD Boreg

Boreg (Self Made)

DVD 2017- 0262

Self Made tells the story of two women- one Israeli, the other Palestinian - who are trapped within their respective worlds. After a mix-up at a checkpoint, they find themselves living the life of the other on the opposite side of the border.

DVD Footnote


DVD 2012- 0522

Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak.

DVD Sufat Hol

Sufat Hol

DVD 2017- 0278

As wedding festivities get underway in a Bedouin village in Southern Israel, Jalila finds herself in the awkward position of hosting her husband Suliman's marriage to a second. Burying the indignity of Suliman and his new bride living next door, Jalila also tries to contain her eldest daughter's indiscretions. But Layla sees a different life for herself.

DVD Rabin: The Last Day

Rabin: The Last Day

DVD 2016-0374

For many Israelis, the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995 marked a grim turning point for their country. As Amos Gitai sets out to prove in his brave and provocative new film, Rabin's assassination was not just the act of one fanatic; it was the culmination of a hate campaign that emanated from the rabbis and public figures of Israel's far right. 

Selected Acquisitions

Each tab lists a selection of DVDs related to Jewish studies by the year they were purchased. You may access these by providing the call number at the 6th floor Service Desk in Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. Visit the Library's Borrowing webpage to learn how long you may have library materials checked out.

Additional titles are available via one of the many streaming platforms available to Tulane affiliates courtesy of Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. Please visit the Streaming Resources guide for more information.

Streaming Films

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