Jordan Valley - The Cradle of Culture

The Ancient Synagogues in the Jordan Valley

2 Minutes, 1972
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Directed by: Avshalom Katz
Production:Matti Raban, Igal Efrati
Photographer: Balman Alex
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

An excerpt from the film Jordan Valley – The Cradle of Culture, produced by the Israeli Film Service in collaboration with the Television Broadcasting Authority, describes the synagogues that served as a cultural center for Jewish settlement in the Jordan Valley. Announcer Gabriel Yinon talks about the unique structure, the sitting style of the rabbis and the public and the special ornaments and rituals that adorned the synagogues, and the collaborations made with artists from other communities to prepare them.
(Screenplay and direction: Avshalom Katz, Cinematography: Alexander Belman, Editor: Dan Perry, Producers: Yigal Efrati, Matti Raban, Announcer: Gabriel Yinon)


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