PanJewish Multimedia

Yezidi solar symbolVideos, documentaries, lectures, presentations, conversations, trailers, podcasts, interviews, debates, performances, seminars, ceremonies, meetings, speeches, television shows, television news reports and clips from movies about Crypto-Jews, Crypto-Judaism and Para-Jewish peoples.

Alawites

Incitement to Genocide against the Alawite people

Muslim incitement against Alawites on the Qatari international news channel Al Jazeera Arabic whereby it is argued that Alawites generally in Syria, including children should all be exterminated due to the nominally Ba’athist Syrian regime being effectively controlled by Syrian leaders who are ethnically part of the Alawite people. Two Muslim advocates for genocide against the Alawites meet a Christian apologist for the Syrian regime. Length 10.02  Watch

Alevis, Bektashis and Dönmeh

The Lion and the Gazelle

Unique documentary film about Alevis and Alevism in Turkey and which explains precisely how Alevism is experienced from within. Length 29:50  Watch

Beyond Heterodoxy: Alevis in Ottoman Anatolia

In this edition of the Ottoman History Podcast, Ayfer Karakaya-Stump discusses how Alevism has historically and in the present been discursively subordinated and thus falsely defined by imperialist paradigms whether those imperialist paradigms are/were Muslim or Christian. Length 51:52  Listen

Alevi-Bektashi Semah

The world’s largest ever Alevi-Bektashi Semah (from the Hebrew word sameach meaning happy) was performed in Cologne, Germany. Length 5:15  Watch

Turkish Historical Movie about Bektashism

The medieval poet and mystic Yunus Emre meets preeminent medieval Alevi-Bektashi religious personality Haji Bektash Veli  in a clip from this Turkish movie recorded in the former Bektashi convent (now Haji Bektash Veli Complex) in Hacıbektaş town in Anatolia. Length 1:57  Watch

Documentary Film about the Sabbatean Dönmeh

Dönmeh Temple in ThessalonikiIn this French documentary with English subtitles are individual Dönmeh Jews in Turkey interviewed who explain their ethnic identities as Dönmeh Jews. However, please note that the allegations that Dönmeh Jews ritually engage in heterosexual orgies are completely false. Length 56:55  Watch

Interview about Alevi music

Screenshot 2017-05-17 at 22.08.44Alevi religious musician Ulaş Özdemir is interviewed by Jef Stott about the spiritual nature of Alevi-Bektashi religious music in this extensive interview and documentary. Length 17:35  Watch

Arameans

Modern Arameans are a Para-Jewish people

Israeli Aramean leader First Lieutenant (res.) Shadi Khallul explains the historical Jewish ancestry of the modern Aramean people in being descended from Jewish Christians of Antiquity and how modern Arameans therefore are one of the Para-Jewish peoples constituting the wider Jewish nation together with the core rabbinically Jewish people itself. Length 21:55  Watch

Beta Avraham

Trailer to documentary about the Bal Ej Jews

Screenshot 2017-04-09 at 16.22.08Trailer to the Bal Ej the Hidden Jews of Ethiopia documentary film. The trailer traces the historical trajectory of the Ethiopian Bal Ej (a.k.a. Beta Avraham) Crypto-Jewish community into the present. Length 4:56 Watch

Bnei Anusim

Machon Miriam Institute

anusim1Sephardic Crypto-Jews return to Rabbinic Judaism at the Machon Miriam reversion institute in Jerusalem, now affiliated with the Shavei Israel organization that assist them in their reversion to Rabbinic Judaism. Length 4:54  Watch

Shavei Israel Documentary Film

anusim3The Shavei Israel organization as led by rabbi Michael Freund explains how it welcomes Sephardic Crypto-Jews back home to Rabbinic Judaism. Length 10:56  Watch

Documentary Film about the Chuetas of Majorca

anusim5The Crypto-Jewish Chuetas of Majorca have practiced strict endogamy ever since their involuntary conversion to Christianity many centuries ago. Length 9:58  Watch

Documentary Film about Portuguese Crypto-Jews

anusim7Crypto-Jews in the Portuguese city of Porto organize their own community in the process of their return to Rabbinic Judaism. Length 15.08  Watch

Voices of Machon Miriam

anusim12Students and staff at the Machon Miriam institute for reversion to Rabbinic Judaism in Jerusalem speak about how Machon Miriam and the Shavei Israel organization aids in the cognitive processes involved in returning to Rabbinic Judaism and immigrating to Israel. Length 4:25  Watch

Seminar in Jerusalem for Italian Bnei Anusim

Screenshot 2017-04-09 at 20.53.42This seminar for and with the participating Italian Bnei Anusim was held in Jerusalem and organized by the Shavei Israel organization. Length 3:08  Watch

Bnei Menashe

Immigrant absorption of Bnei Menashe in Israel

Screenshot 2017-04-07 at 20.35.48Then new Bnei Menashe immigrants from northeast India are officially visited by Israel’s then Sephardic Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar. Length 4:33  Watch

Israeli television on the Bnei Menashe community in Israel

Screenshot 2017-04-07 at 21.05.24English-language Israeli television news coverage of the Bnei Menashe community in Israel. Length 6:39  Watch

Israeli television on the Bnei Menashe community in India

Screenshot 2017-04-07 at 21.30.48Israeli television report from northeast India about the Bnei Menashe community. Please remember to activate the English subtitles in the video if you do not understand Hebrew. Length 15:09  Watch

Documentary about the Bnei Menashe in Mizoram

Screenshot 2017-04-09 at 18.04.42Documentary about the Bnei Menashe Jewish community in Aizawl, the capital of the Indian state of Mizoram. Length 12:15  Watch

Druze

Israeli Druze about Druzism

Israeli Druze offer an exoteric introduction to the Druze people and its religious traditions in this brief Israeli documentary. Length 3:04  Watch

Igbo people

Conversation about the past, present and future of the Igbo people

Screenshot 2017-04-07 at 01.38.38Eminent scholar and Igbo intellectual leader Remy Ilona in a profound conversation with Rabbi Harry Rozenberg about the history and future of the Para-Jewish Igbo people. Length 24:47  Watch

Igbo historical narrative

Screenshot 2017-04-07 at 02.43.17An Igbo account of Igbo history is presented in this ambitious Igbo historical presentation that merges the Igbo oral tradition with otherwise documented history. Length 34:33  Watch

Trailer for “RE-EMERGING: The Jews of Nigeria”

Screenshot 2017-04-07 at 03.56.25In this trailer for the RE-EMERGING: The Jews of Nigeria documentary film is the Igbo Jewish revivalist movement presented which rather than reverting to Odinani Judaism (Igbo Median Judaism etymologically from Sumerian D*Inanna) instead adopts Rabbinic Judaism. Length 3:47  Watch

Japanese people

Japanese TV investigates Japan’s Para-Jewish heritage

Popular Japanese television show investigates the Para-Jewish heritage of the Japanese people. It’s a series of 7 shows (each 13:44 long) and so please remember to activate the text translation into English at the beginning of each video. Total length 1:36:13  Watch

Documentary about Shinto Judaism

Screenshot 2017-04-09 at 15.18.47This short documentary provides a glimpse into just a few of the many Jewish features and Jewish practices of Shinto Judaism. Length 5:43  Watch

Kurds

Israeli government policy speech on Kurdistan

ShakedKurdish-Israeli Ayelet Shaked, Israel’s Minister of Justice makes an important policy speech on behalf of the Israeli government in support of the Kurdish movement generally and the PKK specifically in praising the PKK movement (HDP and YPJ/YPG) for its feminism and gender equality.

While there is simultaneous audial translation in English, activating the English text translation in the video is recommended for those who do not understand Hebrew. Length 2:54  Watch

Israeli Kurds celebrate in support of the KDP

Israeli Kurdish Rabbinic Jews celebrate privately in support of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) which leads the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraqi Kurdistan. Pictures of Mustafa Barzani, Masoud Barzani and Nechervan Barzani are shown while festively singing Kurdish songs. Length 4:23  Watch

Lemba people

Lecture about Lemba Judaism

Modreck Maeresera gives a lecture in the United States about the heritage, the present and the future of the Lemba people and Lemba Judaism as part of an event hosted by the Kulanu organization. Length 1.22.02  Watch

Lemba documentary

Screenshot 2017-04-07 at 22.43.10Documentary with professor Tudor Parfitt about the Jewish traditions and Jewish genetic origins of the Para-Jewish Lemba people. Length 6:22  Watch 

Mandaeans

Mandaean ritual immersion

Mandaean ritual immersionMandaean refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan who fled from Islamist persecution in Southern Iraq enjoy freedom of religion and are thus able to openly practice ritual immersion in “living water” as well as other aspects of Mandaeism. Length 1:39  Watch

Lecture about the history of Mandaeism

Mandaeans in ritual clothes2In an interesting public lecture, scholar of Mandaean religious literature James Mcgrath introduces the Jewish history of Mandaeism specifically and of Gnosticism generally. Length 48:29  Watch

Palestinians

Interview with Tsvi Misinai

Very important interview with Tsvi Misinai who aids Palestinian local communities in Judea and Samaria to re-appropriate Jewish identity in the process of their eventual return to the Jewish people and Judaism. Length 28:16  Watch

Palestinian Crypto-Judaism

Israeli television news report on the subject of Crypto-Judaism in Palestinian society as most Palestinian local communities are strictly endogamous descendants of involuntarily Islamized Jews, Samaritans and Judeo-Christians respectively. Length 13:30  Watch

Israeli Bedouin wishes unity with the Jewish people

Tsvi Misinai, expert on the Jewish origin of most Palestinians explains that virtually all Israeli and Palestinian bedouin tribes are of Jewish descent. Length 5:46  Watch

Pashtun people

Documentary about Para-Jewish heritage of Pashtuns

pashtun5In this unique documentary, reknowned filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici explores the heritage of the Para-Jewish Pashtun people of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Length 22:14  Watch

Samaritans

Samaritans celebrating Sukkot

Samaritanism is the only denomination of Priestly Judaism that traditionally fully openly practices Judaism. A glimse into the Samaritan celebration of Sukkot (Feast of Booths) is shown in this short Israeli documentary. Lenght 1:52  Watch

Yarsanis

Yarsani Jam religious musical performance

YarsaniJam2Yarsanis in Rojhelat (Eastern Kurdistan within the borders of Iran) performing a musical section of the Jam series of Yarsani religious ceremonies. Length 6:51  Watch

Yezidis

Following the Peacock

Documentary film by Eszter Spät about the mobile Kewwal hereditary priests of Yezidism who travel from village to village to share in the celebration surrounding the ritual object known as sanjak. Length 52:16  Watch 

Yezidi Sacred City of Lalish

Kurdistani television report with English subtitles introduces the Yezidi holy city of Lalish inside Iraqi Kurdistan and describes the plight of Yezidi refugees who have sought refuge there fleeing from genocidal Islamist persecution. Length 11:59  Watch

Female Yezidi Peshmerga military unit

screenshot-2017-03-02-at-22-56-15Yezidi female survivors of Islamist enslavement, rape and genocide receive military training and learn to strike back against their former Jihadist oppressors in this British documentary. Length 44:29 Watch

Promotional video for Yezidi militias

Screenshot 2017-04-09 at 17.27.55Yezidi militias in the Sinjar (Shingal) mountain region are celebrated in this promotional video. Length 5:14  Watch