Saturday, February 20, 2010

New to the MOFH Film Series: The Jews of Mukacheve, 1933"

Until March 7 you can see the complete film about the Jews of Mukacheve (also known as Munkacs and Munkatch) in 1933, including the two clips previously shown at the Museum as part of its Film Series:

"Wedding of Frime Chaye Rivke Spira - daughter of Grand Rebbe Eleazer Spira of Munkatch, author of Minchas Eleazer (d. 1936), to Rabbi Rabinowitz in March 1933. She was the mother of the present Munkatcher and Dinover Rebbes. Complete version.
Includes other scenes of Jewish life in Munkacs, Hungary, both of secular and religious Jews. 1. Wedding. Huge crowds of well wishers gather in the streets on the occasion of the wedding of the Munkacs Grand Rabbi's 18 year old daughter, Frime Chaye Rivke. The Munkatcher Rebbe makes a speech in Yiddish exhorting Jews in America to continue to keep Shabbos (to observe the sabbath day). The wedding party then enters the synagogue grounds, and the cantor sings blessings beneath the wedding canopy (chupah). The wedding concludes with festive hasidic music. Newspaper accounts indicate that some 20,000 people attended the celebrations. 2. Secular Jewish children singing in Munkatch. 3. Traditional Religious Jewish children studying in Orthodox Religious School in Munkatch. 4. Book peddler and weaver in Munkatch. 5. Secular Jews dancing in Munkatch."
-from YouTube.

The film can be seen at www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/fs-mukacheve-03.htm .

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