Zorros Bar mizwa

Zorros Bar mizwa
Genre: Documentary | Director: Ruth Beckermann | Language: English | Length: 90 minutes | Country: Austria | Year: 2006 | Rating: NR

This documentary gives a rare insight into the lives and rites of religious Jews in Vienna today. The story follows a few girls and boys as they prepare for their bar mitzvahs. Orthodox to more liberal ceremonies are covered. There are interviews with parents and grandparents who tell of their own memories, some stating that because of difficult circumstances they never had a Bar Mitzwa at all. For someone who is not familiar with this Jewish tradition, the documentary is sort of a primer on the subject.

NCSCOS Essential Standards: 7.C.1.1, WH.H.2.5