The Nathan Axelrod Newsreel Collection

The Story of Bringing Maimonides’ Remains for Burial in Tiberias

10 Minutes, Unknown date
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Directed by: Nathan Axelrod
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A segment from Cramel newsreel I-A003.
A reenactment of one of the traditional tales about Maimonides burial, which recounts the journey of bringing Maimonides remains for burial in Tiberias. According to the tale, in accordance with his will, Jews carried Maimonides remains from Egypt to Eretz Israel. They load his body on a camel, but during the journey robbers attack them. The robbers fail to lift the stretcher containing Maimonides body off the camel. they then realize that it belongs to a holy man, and leave the caravan in peace. The tale is performed by actors, with accompanying narration of the story by an elderly Jew in traditional clothing. The clip also includes shots of Maimonidess books and his tomb site.

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