I Am A Jerusalemite

SISU Entertainment   (1971) / Region 1
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I Am A Jerusalemite

Eight years after I was born in Jerusalem, I could no longer visit the streets of my childhood. I was forbidden to climb the narrow steps leading to my grandfather's tiny house and receive his generous one-penny gift. I could not walk to the Western Wall and put a prayerful note in its crevices. I could not visit the grave of Rabbi Shimon Hatzadik or cry at the grave of Mother Rachel, in Beit-Lechem. It was all off-limits in 1948.

From a distance, from the rooftop of the new Jewish city of "Western" Jerusalem, I could see the place of my birth; I longed for it and wished I could be there. As my father used to say: "I am jealous of the dove that can fly high above the border and the city fortress - over the enemy soldiers who guard her - and get to all the places I used to visit, every stone of this city; the city which is myself."

In 1967 after the Six-Day War, all that changed. This is the journey I took to rediscover my childhood city, not in my imagination but in solid reality. Jerusalem is the city I call Me. I am a Jerusalemite!

Yehoram Gaon

Song Titles

  • Here I Am
  • I Make Myself Melodies
  • Nimrod The King
  • Bestow Sabbath And Peace
  • Let The Land Be Rid Of Sin
  • Sir Moses Monefiore
  • Jerusalem My Beloved
  • On The Summit Of Mt. Scopus

Details

  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Mar 16 2007
  • Production Year 1971
  • Empire SKU 1315700
  • UPC Code 737138098721
  • Studio  SISU Entertainment
  • Subtitles English

Features

Short documentary, Gaon in Jerusalem.
Music Video Clip, Here I Am From The Play Like in the Movies.
Preview Of A Yehoram Gaon / Gila Almagor Film, Siege.

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Stereo
    Hebrew Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 Color

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