News Brief 3/21/2012, Adar 27, 5772
Spielberg Film Archive Celebrates Religious Zionism
The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive is celebrating the 110th anniversary of the HaMizrachi movement with special movies. HaMizrachi, an acronym for Merkaz Ruchani, or "religious center" is a religious Zionist organization founded in 1902 in Vilnius, Lithuania.
The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive offers rare and out of print movies for free on the internet. Among the releases it suggests for the haMizrahi anniversary are the following:
Built In A Day
(1938) – Establishment of the tower and stockade settlement Tirat Zvi near Beit Shean.
This Is Our Valley
(1947) – Settlement in the Hefer Valley, including the religious moshav Kfar Haroeh.
If I Forget Thee
(1949)- Settlements around Israel established by the Mizrachi Movement.
Land Of Faith
(1950) – Development of religious settlements in the first years of the State.