Sunday, August 28

Hiding and Seeking

The moving documentary Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance After the Holocaust will be broadcast in North America on PBS this Tuesday evening, August 30th, in most cities at 10 PM--but check local listings.
For more info, click here and here.
On the value of the film in helping us address racism in Jewish schools, click here.

Is it possible to heal wounds and bitterness passed down through generations? An Orthodox Jewish father tries to alert his adult sons to the dangers of creating impenetrable barriers between themselves and those outside their faith. He takes them on an emotional journey to Poland to track down the family who risked their lives to hide their grandfather for more than two years during World War II. Like many children of survivors, the sons feel that Poland is a country that is incurably anti-Semitic, but it is precisely here that they meet people who personify the highest levels of compassion. "Hiding and Seeking" explores the Holocaust's effect on faith in God as well as faith in our fellow human beings.

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