You never know - Shlomo Carlebach

Material Type: 
Films
Place of Publication: 
Israel
Year: 
2008
Type of Recording: 
Commercial Recording
Media: 
DVD
Languages: 
English
Hebrew
Country / Area: 
North America
Description: 

Documentary, Israel 2008, 61 min. Hebrew, Engl. subt.
The year is 1966. Alongside with Pete Seeger and Jefferson Airplane, a young rabbi takes the stage with a guitar and begins to sing. The newspapers nickname him "The Singing Rabbi". A brilliant prodigy at the Lakewood Orthodox Yeshiva, young Shlomo Carlebach had a promising future as a Talmusic giant. But his soul was drwan to the Lubavitcher Rebbe, who sent him to preach to the hippies of San Francisco. As his love for them crossed the boundaries of religious law, he found himself alone. Shlomo Carlebach once said in a radio interviwe that he composed over 4000 original melodies. Thirteen years ago, he passed away, penniless.
Exec. Prod.: Dani Paran
Photography: Moshe Hury
Source: Paran Productions, Jerusalem
Premiere screening: Jewish Film Festival Jerusalem, Dec. 2007
Hebrew version