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The feature film "Menashe," filmed in Crown Heights and played by real-life Chassidic actors, is gaining international fame. Full Story, Video

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Menashe Links Yiddish and Yiddishkeit
August 25, 2017 11:12 am

For most Jews, today, Yiddish is missing. The Rebbe spoke in Yiddish, and I am sure he knew how Yiddish touches people “Words from the heart, enter the heart.”

Menashe bridges the gap between Yiddish and Yiddishkeit and perhaps it can help more people to come to Torah and Mitzvot, in a special way. Harry in Rochester

Agree with 14
August 21, 2017 12:36 pm

Have to say I completely agree with number 14. These things always end one way- with people criticizing yiddishkeit and like he said people with lots of baggage using it as springboard to publicize everything wrong with the frum community as they experienced it or for people who have absolutely no background or knowledge of what it means to be a frum jew passing judgement on a community they never even interacted with. Usually just leads to chillul Hashem

Nothing Jewish
August 18, 2017 2:51 pm

There is nothing Jewish about this film…its actors are Jewish. It’s simply a slice of life.
As Chassidim we think twice about the things we do – asking ourselves, is this adding to my Yiras Shomayim or not ?

ambivelent
August 18, 2017 12:53 pm

i’m ambivelent about exposure to yiddishkeit that isn’t directly connected to hafatzas hayahadus. even when it’s positive many troubled souls who justify their own anti frum behavior and treat yiddishkeit as their whipping boy will start bombarding the media with their hyped negative comments, often organized by those intent on destroying yiddishkeit. i’m not sure creating for them the possibility of touching even a few yiddishe neshumas is worth the positive reviews…

how can we see it?
August 18, 2017 10:17 am

would love to see it, but i dont go to movies, would love a viewing in ch…..

To all who want to see this film
August 18, 2017 10:13 am

I got a better idea why not watch a full inspiring farbrengen with the Rebbe??? Surely if taken to heart would make for spiritually uplifting, Ready for Yomim Noraim.

NS

In Israel
August 18, 2017 6:41 am

I would love to see this one. My Yiddish isn’t great, can I buy it online with English subtitles?

Real life
August 18, 2017 5:25 am

The main star of this film in fact suffered the loss of his wife early on in life so there must have been a lot of real emotion in this film

To number 5
August 18, 2017 2:04 am

That’s a great idea!

music composer
August 18, 2017 12:38 am

sounds like Zushe…beautiful and chassidic

Is it all tznius?
August 17, 2017 9:48 pm

I imagine yes, but wondering…

Does anyone know if the music composer was jewish?

Would like to see it...
August 17, 2017 9:31 pm

Will it eventually be available for consumers to purchase?

How about a showing at JCM?
August 17, 2017 8:05 pm

It would help many of us non theater goers to see it, if it were to be shown at JCM with separated men’s and women’s viewings, as has been done wth some other really worthy films. (Such as Manis Friedman’s “The Lost Key”, and others)

Really beautiful film
August 17, 2017 7:25 pm

I don’t go to theaters, yet I made an exception for this one. Really true to life and professionally made. If you can make it to a viewing with a q&a with Menashe, go – it’s worth it. I think it’s making a real kiddush Hashem by showing chassidim as real, multi-dimensional people.

Wb & Bp
August 17, 2017 6:21 pm

Actually majority of it is played in Wb (Williamsburg) & Bp (Boro park) Menashe is from Skver (aka New Square) the official village of the Skver Chassidim who originate from Romania / Hungary

How can we watch
August 17, 2017 6:01 pm

How can we watch this film if we don’t go to theatres? Is there any other showings?

Meir
August 17, 2017 5:55 pm

BS”D I cannot agree with Mr Finkelsteins assertion that
one with struggels would be expected to pack it in, unfortunately there are many (most) Chas v Sholem with struggles and I do not see them shaving their beards and leaving as he puts it, there would be no Frum
world if those with struggles (Hashem should remove them all) just gave in and gave up Chas v Sholem

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