Minsky Jewish Heritage Video Collection

The Minsky Jewish Heritage Video Collection is part of Fogler Library’s media collection, thanks to a gift from the Minsky Judaic Studies Fund, supported by the families of Norman Minsky and Leonard and Renee Minsky of Bangor.

Faculty member Laura Lindenfeld submitted the grant to the New York-based Charles H. Revson Foundation, which required matching funds from local donors. The collection is one of only two in Maine (the other is located at the Jewish Federation of Southern Maine) and serves as an important state resource in furthering the understanding and knowledge of Judaism and Jewish life, history, and culture.

The Minsky Jewish Heritage Video Collection is listed in the online URSUS catalog and housed in Circulation Media-Reserve in Fogler Library. It comprises nearly 200 titles, including feature films, children’s programs, foreign and Yiddish classics, television programs, and documentaries. Also, several educational guides are available for use in courses or group study settings.


Videos and guides may be viewed in the library, or checked out to University patrons, as well as organizations and individuals throughout the state. Items may not be renewed.

University students, faculty, and staff at Orono may check out items from Circulation Media-Reserves for 4 weeks.

Other individuals and organizations should request items through Interlibrary Loan at their local public library. Checkout period is 4 weeks.

To find more information, including whether an item is currently available from Circulation Media-Reserves at Fogler Library, search the title listed below in URSUS, our online catalog.


Curriculum and Course Guides


An American Tail VIDEOCASSETTE PN1994.5 .A48 1997
The Animated Haggadah VIDEOCASSETTE BM675.P4 O75 1997
Benjamin And The Miracle Of Hanukah VIDEOCASSETTE PN3353 .B4 1997
Dear Kitty: A Film About The Life Of Anne Frank VIDEOCASSETTE D810.J4 F733 1997
Esther VIDEOCASSETTE BS580.E8 .E86 1993
Fievel Goes West DVD PN1995.9.A3 F54 2003
Fliegel’s Flight VIDEOCASSETTE DS118 .F642 1997
Lights, The Miracle Of Chanukah VIDEOCASSETTE BM695.H3 L53 1997
Lovely Butterfly: Chanukah VIDEOCASSETTE BM695.H3 C43 1991
The Mitzvah Machine VIDEOCASSETTE BM700 .M698 1997
Molly’s Pilgrim VIDEOCASSETTE E184.A1 A5 1997
The Prince Of Egypt DVD PN1995.9.A43 P75 2002
Pripetshik Sings Yiddish! VIDEOCASSETTE M1852 .P75 2004
The Sabbath: A Gesher Video Learning Kit VIDEOCASSETTE BM685 .S11 1996
The Secret In Bubbie’s Attic VIDEOCASSETTE BM690 .S61 1997
Shalom Sesame (11 Video Cassettes) VIDEOCASSETTE DS126.5 .S16 1997
Shalom Shabbat VIDEOCASSETTE BM685 .S53 1997
Shirim K’tanim (8 Video Cassettes) VIDEOCASSETTE M1997 .S51 1997

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American Matchmaker VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .A3435 1997
Animal Crackers VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .A646 1997
Annie Hall VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .A4812 1997
Biloxi Blues DVD PN1995.9.C55 B55 2003
Blazing Saddles VIDEOCASSETTE PN1995.9.C55 B55 1997
Brighton Beach Memoirs VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997.B75 1987
God Is Great… And I’m Not DVD PN1995.9.F67 D54 2004
The Great Dictator VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .G73 1997
The Jack Benny Program VIDEOCASSETTE PN1995.9.C55 J33 1997
Lenny VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .L44 1997
Radio Days DVD PN1995.9.C55 R33 2001
Mr. Saturday Night VIDEOCASSETTE PN1995.9.C55 M5 1997
My Favorite Year VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .M9 1997
Private Benjamin VIDEOCASSETTE PN1995.9.C55 P759 1997
The Producers VIDEOCASSETTE PN1995.9.J46 J4 1997
To Be Or Not To Be DVD PN1995.9.A26 T6 2005
Your Show Of Shows VIDEOCASSETTE PN1992.77.Y65 Y6 1997 V.1

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The Boat Is Full VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997.B62 I54 1997
Border Street VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .U5555 1997
The Camera Of My Family VIDEOCASSETTE TR680 .C34 1997
Danzig, 1939 VIDEOCASSETTE BM657.A1 D35 1982
The Devil Is A Gentleman VIDEOCASSETTE DS247.E5 D48 1997
The Diary Of Anne Frank VIDEOCASSETTE PN1995.9.J46 D5 1997
Enemies, A Love Story DVD PN1995.9.J46 E54 2002
Europa Europa VIDEOCASSETTE D810.J4 P472 1997
Facing Hate DVD BF575.H3 F33 2005
The Garden Of The Finzi-Continis VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997.85.A55 G37 1997
Genocide VIDEOCASSETTE D804.3 G46 1997
Good Evening Mr Wallenberg VIDEOCASSETTE PN1995.9.H53 G63 1997
Judgment At Nuremberg DVD PN1995.9.T75 J83 2004
Lodz Ghetto VIDEOCASSETTE DS135.P62 L628 1997
Music Box DVD PN1995.9.T75 M87 2003
Night And Fog VIDEOCASSETTE D805.A2 N84 1997
Now — After All These Years VIDEOCASSETTE DS135 .G4 1997
Nowhere In Africa DVD PN1995.9.F67 N69 2003
The Oppermanns VIDEOCASSETTE PN1992.77 .G483 1997 PT.1 VIDEOCASSETTE PN1992.77 .G483 1997 PT.2
Painful Reminder VIDEOCASSETTE D805.A2 P35 1997
Partisans Of Vilna VIDEOCASSETTE DS135 .R93 1997
Pawnbroker VIDEOCASSETTE PS3573.A434 P38 1997
The Pianist DVD PN1995.9.H53 P53 2003
Schindler VIDEOCASSETTE D804.3 .S364
Schindler’s List DVD PN1995.9.H53 S35 2004
Shoah (4 Video Cassettes) VIDEOCASSETTE PN1995.9.H53 S56
The Shop On Main Street VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .O23 1997
So Many Miracles VIDEOCASSETTE DS135.P62 P56 1997
Swing Kids DVD PN1995.9.M83 .S95 2002
Terezin Diary VIDEOCASSETTE D805.C9 T47 1997
Transport From Paradise VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .T725 1997
Trial At Nuremberg VIDEOCASSETTE D804.G42 T75 1997
The Wannsee Conference VIDEOCASSETTE D810.J4 W36 1997
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising VIDEOCASSETTE D765.2.W3 .W28 1997
Weapons Of The Spirit VIDEOCASSETTE PN1995.9.J46 J4X NO.188
Who Shall Live And Who Shall Die? VIDEOCASSETTE D810.J4 W45 1997

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International Jewry

At The Crossroads: Jews In Eastern Europe Today VIDEOCASSETTE DS135.E83 A1 1997
Chariots Of Fire VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .C47 1997
The Commissar VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .C666 1997
Fiddler On The Roof VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .F5 1986
George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda DVD PN1995.9.J46 G46 2003
Homage To Chagall: The Colors Of Love VIDEOCASSETTE ND699.O5 H66 1997
Image Before My Eyes VIDEOCASSETTE DS135 .P6 1997
The Last Marranos VIDEOCASSETTE BR158 .L37 1997
Like A Bride (Novia Que Te Vea) DVD PN1995.9.W6 N68 2003
Mirele Efros VIDEOCASSETTE PN1995.9.M63 M57 1997
Operation Moses VIDEOCASSETTE DS135.E75 O64 1997
Prisoner Of Honor VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .P757 1997
Routes Of Exile: A Moroccan Jewish Odyssey VIDEOCASSETTE DS135.M8 R68 1997
Tevya VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997.85 .S565 1997

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Black To The Promised Land VIDEOCASSETTE DS107.5 .B4 1992
Broken Wings (Kenafayim Shevurot) DVD PN1995.9.F67 K46 2004
Cast A Giant Shadow VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .C37 1997
Company Jasmine VIDEOCASSETTE UB419.I75 C66 2001
Cup Final VIDEOCASSETTE PN1995.91.H4 G5 1997
Exodus (2 Video Cassettes) VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .E95
Fictitious Marriage VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .F45575 1997
Hill 24 Doesn’t Answer VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .H495 1997
The House On Chelouche Street VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .H678 1997
How Israel Won The War VIDEOCASSETTE DS127 .H83 1967
The Israelis VIDEOCASSETTE DS126.5 .E4195 1973
Late Summer Blues VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .B655 1997
Operation Thunderbolt VIDEOCASSETTE DS119.7 .O6 1998
Over The Ocean VIDEOCASSETTE D919.G9 S5 1991
Sadat In Israel VIDEOCASSETTE DS119.8.E3 S15 1977
Sallah VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997.K57 S25 1990
See It Now: Egypt And Israel VIDEOCASSETTE DS121.5 .E34 1997
Siege VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .S5585 1997
A Wall In Jerusalem VIDEOCASSETTE DS126.5 W34 1997
The Wooden Gun VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .R7667 1997
Yitzhak Rabin VIDEOCASSETTE DS126.6.R32 Y58 1995
Yossi and Jagger DVD PN1995.9.H55 Y67 2004

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Jewish Experience in America

The Apprenticeship Of Mordecai Richler VIDEOCASSETTE PR9199.3.R5 Z5176 1997
Avalon VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .A8 1997
The Chosen DVD PN1995.9.J46 C46 2003
Crimes And Misdemeanors VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .C743 1997
Crossfire VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .C76 1997
Crossing Delancey VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .C763 1997
Daniel VIDEOCASSETTE PS3554.O3 B62 1997
Dirty Dancing VIDEOCASSETTE PN1995.9.L6 D57 1997
Driving Miss Daisy VIDEOCASSETTE PS3071.H7 D7 1997
The Forward, From Immigrants To Americans VIDEOCASSETTE PN4885.Y5 F67 1997
Free Voice Of Labor–The Jewish Anarchists VIDEOCASSETTE HX843 .F74 1997
Funny Girl VIDEOCASSETTE PN2287.B69 F85 1997
Gentleman’s Agreement VIDEOCASSETTE PN1995.7 .G46 1997
Hester Street VIDEOCASSETTE PN1995.9.J46 H47 1990Z
His People VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 H593 1997
The Imported Bridegroom VIDEOCASSETTE PS3505.A254 I46 1997
Isaac In America: A Journey With Isaac Bashevis Singer VIDEOCASSETTE PS3569.I5437 I73 1994
The Jazz Singer VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .J296 1997
The Miracle Of Intervale Avenue VIDEOCASSETTE HN80.N5 M573 1997
Marjorie Morningstar VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .M36575 1997
Next Stop, Greenwich Village VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .N49 1997
Number Our Days VIDEOCASSETTE F869.V36 N8 1997
The Purple Heart VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .P86 1997
School Ties VIDEOCASSETTE PN1995.9.J46 S35 1997
Stranger Among Us DVD PN1995.9.D4 S77 2003
Street Scene VIDEOCASSETTE PN1995.9.F43 S774 1997
They Came For Good. Taking Root, 1820-1880: A History Of Jews In The United States DVD E184.35 .T44 2001
The Way We Were VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .W37 1997

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Religion and Identity

The Eighth Day VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997.E41 E44 1997
Genesis: A Living Conversation. (5 Video Cassettes) VIDEOCASSETTE BS1235.2 G46 1997
Great Figures Of The Bible (6 Video Cassettes) VIDEOCASSETTE BS1171.2 .G725 1997
Half The Kingdom VIDEOCASSETTE HQ1172 H344 1990
In Her Own Time: Based On The Fieldwork Of Dr. Barbara Myerhoff VIDEOCASSETTE F869.L89 J5 1997
Intermarriage: When Love Meets Tradition VIDEOCASSETTE HQ1031 .I67 1997
The Journey VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997.J57 J826 1997
A Jumpin’ Night In The Garden Of Eden VIDEOCASSETTE M630.I8 J8 1997
The Longest Hatred (2 Video Cassettes) VIDEOCASSETTE DS145 .L66 1997
Ritual: Three Portraits Of Jewish Life VIDEOCASSETTE BM700 .R58 1997
Saying Kaddish VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .S298 1997
The Talmud & The Scholar VIDEOCASSETTE BM755 .S74 1997
Trembling Before G-d DVD HQ75.15 .T74 2003

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American Jewish Comedy: An Introduction PN1995.9.J46 A44 1995
American Jewish Directors: Three Visions Of The American Jewish Experience PN1995.9.J46 F69 1995
Elie Wiesel’s Great Figures Of The Bible BS571 .S28 1998
Growing-Up Stories: Coming Of Age In The Media And In Literature PN1995.9.J46 G76 1995
The Jewish Image In American Film: A Century Of Jewish Characters And Themes. PN1995.9.J46 F722 1996
More Than Chemistry: The Romantic Choices Of American Jews PN1995.9.J46 F57 1995
Perspectives On The Holocaust: A Course For Adolescents D804.33 .J65 1997
Precious Images, Provocative Conversations: A Handbook For Film Groups PN1995.9.J46 B76 1998
Real Americans: The Evolving Identities Of American Jews E184.J5 F55 1996
Visions Of Israel: Israeli Filmmakers And Images Of The Jewish State PN1995.9.I72 A95 1997
Yiddish Culture: Between The Old World And The New PN1995.9.J46 Y53 1995
Jewish Heritage Video Collection
[V. 1]. Manual For Course Leaders
[V. 3]. Manual For Program Administrators
[V. 7]. Guide To Public Performance
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PN1995.9.J46 J485 1997 v.3
PN1995.9.J46 J485 1997 v.7