February 22, 1933

Date of Publication: 1933-02-22

Title of Article: The Agudah to Make Its Own Films

Title of Publication: Heyntige Nayes

Language: Yiddish

Tags: The Agudah to Make Its Own Films image image After Bais Yaakov students at the Warsaw BY responded that the most famous woman in the world was Greta Garbo or Marlene Dietrich (the Agudah leaders were hoping they would say Sarah Schenirer), the Agudah decided to make films of their own, so the girls wouldn’t go to the secular movie theater. Sarah Schenirer wrote a script, which was submitted for approval to the Agudah. (This story is almost certainly entirely fictional; it describes Sarah Schenirer as having sailed to Palestine–something she never did.) Full article on JPRESS. Check out the translation of the article and more analysis here.

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