In February 1923 when Albert Einstein arrived in Palestine there were 85,000 Jews living there - and judging from newspaper headlines of the time, it seemed that each and every one of them came to greet and cheer the most famous Jew of his generation.



For the next 12 days, Einstein would note his impressions of the emerging Jewish State in a personal travel log he was writing, a journal not meant to be published. Using this never before seen travel log, the film traces the visit to the Holy Land and paints a portrait of the Jewish genius.

 


Einstein in the Holy Land

Doc, 55 min, 2015

Directed by: Noa Ben Hagai
Produced by: Ada Keren – IBA Channel One
Based on an idea by: Micha Shagrir
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles

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$29.90

Synopsis


In February 1923 when Albert Einstein arrived in Palestine there were 85,000 Jews living there - and judging from newspaper headlines of the time, it seemed that each and every one of them came to greet and cheer the most famous Jew of his generation.



For the next 12 days, Einstein would note his impressions of the emerging Jewish State in a personal travel log he was writing, a journal not meant to be published. Using this never before seen travel log, the film traces the visit to the Holy Land and paints a portrait of the Jewish genius.

 


Festivals

  • Toronto Jewish Film Festival, 2016
  • Jewish Motifs Film Festival, Warsaw, 2016
  • Washington Jewish Film Festival, 2016
  • International Festival of Jewish Film, Australia, 2015

Additional info

Gallery

Press & Links:

  • From Tel Aviv to Haifa at the Speed of Light
    http://www.haaretz.co.il/gallery/television/.premium-1.2555148

Festivals

  • Toronto Jewish Film Festival, 2016
  • Jewish Motifs Film Festival, Warsaw, 2016
  • Washington Jewish Film Festival, 2016
  • International Festival of Jewish Film, Australia, 2015

Educational

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Harvard University
  • Duke University