The Israeli Film Service Collection

By the Light of Candles

18 Minutes, 1968
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Directed by: Al Potashnick
Production:Edgar Hirshbein
Production Company:Nehora
Photographer: Edgar Hirshbein
Original Music: Shlomo Hed
Narrator: Haim Yavin
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The film By the Light of Candles, produced by the Nehora Institute, which tells the story of the Maccabean Revolt against Antiochus, forming the basis of the Hanukkah holiday tale. An older man arranges menorahs on shelves. The story of the Maccabean Revolt is narrated to a boy working in the store, who wonders about the story of the Hanukkah menorahs on display. Paintings by the artist Jacob Shaham, accompanied by music, depict the war at that time.


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