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Rashbi’s Secret

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2022
  • 75 min.
  • Director(s): Shirly Chechik
  • Producer(s): Avigail Shperber

Synopsis

We have all heard of the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai on Mount Meron, but many of us do not understand the appeal of the place and the meaning of the faith that causes hundreds of thousands of people to ascend to the tomb all year long. The film presents a poetic and intimate observation of this special place through a collection of authentic moments combined with the personal stories of several women who visit the place regularly.

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Credits

Director(s)

Shirly Chechik

Producer(s)

Avigail Shperber

Script

Shirly Chechik

Cinematography

Shirly Chechik

Editor

Ron Goldman

Original Music

Yaniv Shamay

Original Language

Hebrew

Subtitles

English

Sound Designer

Lee Zohar Sher

Festival Highlights

Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, Israel, 2021

Reels International Film Festival, India, 2023

Reviews

  • "״The Secret of Rashbi״ provides an exciting, powerful, always human, and at times entertaining experience. Above all it has the purpose of bringing man closer to his Creator and making him realizethe spiritual strength of one of his greatest tzaddiks of all generations "
    - Avner Shaki, Hidabrut
  • "Chechik did it big time… She managed to tell the story of the powerful atmosphere at the Grave of Rashbi and transfer it to the viewer."
    - Doron Badash, Ma'ariv
  • "It was very well received by our members, who were spellbound by it, and moved to tears, and who spontaneously applauded at the end... A very moving and beautiful film."
    - Harry Abadi Magen David Sephardic Congregation, Rockville, Maryland