Monthly Archives: December 2007

“Civilization on Trial TV” Series: Who, Why, What, Where, When and How

Please look at the following slideshow presentation to understand the who, why, what, when, where and how about this important production:

Press “play” (green button) to start it, or use the arrows to control it manually.

We invite you to download the slideshow file here.

We seek your help in bringing this vision to a reality. Please contact avi@12tribefilms.org to find out how.

For all Facebook users please join the following 2 groups to help support our cause:

1,000,000 Strong supporting a nuclear free Iran  – http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7918336149

12Tribe Films Foundation – http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6197893450

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Life in Sderot Today

Sderot Programs

“Israel’s Ability to Deal with Qassams is Almost Non-Existant” – This is today’s headline in the Jerusalem Post. 

It is so important to expose people to the situation our brothers and sisters in and around Sderot are living through. 

Click here to see some of our Sderot programs (http://www.12tribefilms.org/project.php?id=7) 

The daily reality of qassam rockets falling on Sderot and the Northern Negev continues without any hope for change. It is hard to imagine the reality of living in fear of rockets falling around you. This is the day to day reality that Israelis living in and around Sderot live with. Unfortunately, there is little awareness to the daily plight of our brothers and sisters in and around Sderot amongst world Jewry. 

12Tribe Films Foundation is now promoting different cultural programs for synagogues, schools, organizations etc. to schedule so that Jews worldwide can connect with our brothers and sisters living in and around Sderot by better understanding their plight. Movies, Plays, Picture Exhibits and Speaking Engagements – each organization can decide what program or programs they are most interested in to create awareness and raise money to help the people of Sderot.   

Click here to see some of our Sderot programs (http://www.12tribefilms.org/project.php?id=7) 

More programs will be added soon.

Anyone interested in finding out more information about any of the programs can contact avi@12tribefilms.org 

12Tribe Films Foundation is working together with the Sderot Media Center so that the proceeds from the Sderot programs go towards refurbishing the emergency shelters in and around Sderot. (unknown by many, the shelters in and around Sderot need millions of dollars of refurbishments to make them usable)    

Even With the Unfortunate Situation in the South We Can’t Forget the Current Plight of former Gush Katif Residents  

This Saturday night tell your friends and family to set aside time to watch Home Game online and then contact us to set up a community screening. Click here to see the movie online (http://12tribefilms.org/player.php) 

Click the “Rent” button on the movie webpage and follow the steps to see the movie.  

The movie can be viewed online for a 3 day rental period for $4.99. 

For any technical questions or issues see this link (http://studio.brightcove.com/library/faq/viewing_video_faq.cfm) and if necessary, contact the website platform company hosting the movie. Please do not contact me since I do not know the technical information. 

Upcoming Home Game Screening in Mount Vernon, New York: 

Dec. 29th at 6:30 PM  

Fleetwood Synagogue

11 E. Broad Street

Mount Vernon, NY 10552

www.fleetwoodsynagogue.org 

Spread the word to your friends and family who live nearby.  

on Facebook can assist in spreading the word by joining the 12Tribe Films Foundation Facebook group here: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6197893450 

 

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ENHANCE YOUR SCHOOLS TU B’SHVAT EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Give All Your Students the Chance to Own a Piece of Land in Israel to Better Understand and Fulfill the Mitzvah of Shmitta 

What:  This sabbatical year of Shmitta enhance your Tu B’shvat educational program by allowing your students to better understand the mitzvah of shmitta – have them become  owners of a piece of land in Israel to fulfill the mitzvah as well!

The mitzvah of Shmitta is one that few have the privilege of fulfilling. The opportunity provides itself only once in 7 years and only those who own land according to the Torah’s specifications can fulfill it. Rabbis throughout the generations have longed for the opportunity to fulfill this mitzvah, even when they lived outside of the land of Israel.

The 12Tribe Films Foundation – www.12tribefilms.org – together with the Shomrei Shviit organization – www.shviit.com – bring this special program to Jewish educational institutions worldwide for this very unique Tu B’shvat.

(See http://www.shviit.com/ and download this brochure for all the information about this special Shmitta opportunity that complies with Halacha, Jewish law, and Israeli law. Letter of Support from former Chief Israeli Rabbi – Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu)

How:  Shomrei Shvi’it offers each Jew the opportunity to fulfill the mitzvah of shmitta by buying a piece of agricultural land located in an apricot field near Zichron Yaakov (Section 11326, parcel 29 – as registered in the Tabu by the Israeli government). Each person is given an opportunity to purchase a piece of land that is the area of at least 4 square amos (4.429 square feet) that will be totally owned by the buyer according to both Halacha, Jewish law, and Israeli law.

Each student pays only $7 to own a piece of land in Israel. Your school will be given a piece of land whose size will be dependant upon the number of students who pay the $7. The school will receive the legal documents attesting to the ownership of the piece of land and each student will receive a personalized certificate from Shomrei Shviit authorizing their ownership.

The students fulfill the mitzvah of Shmitta since the apricot fields are laying fallow until the end of the Shmitta year and all who desire may enter the fields and take from the produce which have the sanctity of Shvi’it. 

Why Like Shabbat, Shmitta is a means for connecting everything back to its source. As we grow farther in time from the point of creation, we need Shmitta to bring us home. Just when creation seems a faded memory and we feel that mankind runs the world and that our brilliance has brought us whatever bounty humankind has achieved, Shmitta brings a Shabbat to the land that changes everything.

According to Jewish law, fruits that grow during the special year in the land of Israel are public domain, and anyone, rich or poor can eat them. We are reminded that any personal property we have is nothing more than a Divine loan. Classic laws of property that give us comfort and delude us into thinking we run the world are suspended as debts are forgiven, and on the yovel following the culmination of seven shmitta cycles, land sales revert and property goes back to its tribal apportionment from the time Jews entered the land of Israel. Shmitta gives us the opportunity to melt away the distance between ourselves and creation, and to give the land back to God, thereby returning it to its source.

Teach your students these important lessons by giving them the ability to fulfill the mitzvah of Shmitta this Tu B’shvat by owning their own piece of land in Israel this Shmitta year. This program allows educational institutions worldwide to make the mitzvah of Shmitta much more tangible and appreciated by their students.

***Any individual who wants to purchase his own piece of land can do so as well for the special price of $170***

 For additional information about having your school take part in this special Tu B’svhat program or inquiries about purchasing your own personal piece of land to fulfill the mitzva of Shmitta please send an email to avi@12tribefilms.org 

Stay tuned for other 12Tribe Films Foundation special cultural programs for your educational institutions – Including: Israel’s 60th Birthday, Yom Yerushalayim events, Connecting with the people of Sderot and connecting with the former residents of Gush Katif.

ABOUT 12TRIBE FILMS FOUNDATION:  12Tribe Films Foundation (“12Tribe Films”) is a “For Impact” not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting creative projects about the Jewish people and the land of Israel that connect, entertain, and inspire.  While the projects of 12Tribe Films address religious, political, sociological, and current events effecting Israel and the Jewish people, our goal is to be an informative and educational resource that focuses on the underlying Jewish values and human experiences beneath the issues. 

Contact:Avi Abelow

12Tribe Films Foundation

Email:  avi@12tribefilms.org 

Website:  http://www.12tribefilms.org/

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“Home Game” the Movie is Now Available Online For All To See. Watch it Today…

Click here to see the movie online (http://12tribefilms.org/player.php)

See the movie, forward it on to friends and family, post the movie link on your blogs, community lists etc.

Allow everyone you know the opportunity to see this inspiring and important movie to better understand who the people of Gush Katif are, what they went through then and empathize with their predicament today.  While the government of Israel is beginning to talk about possibly uprooting more Jews from Judea and Samaria, it is important that people know all about the people of Gush Katif, then and now.

“Fabulous and Powerful Movie” – Prof. Yisrael Aumann, Nobel Prize LaureateNow they can see it from their own homes and begin to understand.  Click the “Rent” button on the movie webpage and follow the steps to see the movie.  

The movie can be viewed online for a 3 day rental period for $4.99. 

For any technical questions or issues see this link (http://studio.brightcove.com/library/faq/viewing_video_faq.cfm) and if necessary, contact the website platform company hosting the movie. Please do not contact me since I do not know the technical information.

Anyone on Facebook can assist in spreading the word by joining the 12Tribe Films Foundation Facebook group here: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6197893450 

To arrange a screening in shules, schools or organizations please contact screenings@12tribefilms.org   

Stay Tuned for Programs on Sderot…  

Help us make this all happen. Forward the movie link to everyone you know. Sign up for our newsletters from our website www.12tribefilms.org .

Contact us to organize a community screening. Spread the Word. 

See Home Game the movie online here today!

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Full News Release: “CIVILIZATION ON TRIAL” A NEW INTERACTIVE TV SERIES ON THE MIDDLE EAST

12Tribe Films Foundation Will Promote a Special TV Program on Global Terrorism by Israeli Production Company Rockford Productions

NEW YORK, NY Dec. 7, 2007: 12Tribe Films Foundations, the “For Impact” not for profit organization dedicated to raising awareness for causes about the Jewish people and the land of Israel by promoting creative projects, has engaged Rockford Productions to produce a special TV program on global terrorism. 

Global terrorism, funded and supported by oil rich Iran, is a major threat to Western civilization. However, International and State bodies seemingly make determinations of policy against global terrorism based upon political and financial self interest, while the citizens of the world throw up their hands in frustration at the growing threat.

“Civilization on Trial” is a news magazine program that will feature policymakers, think-tank representatives, media watchdogs, and various assorted experts discussing the topic of global terrorism” said Herb Bernstein, Founder and President of Rockford Productions. “This television series fills a need to inform viewers around the world about the truth about Iran and global terrorism, inspire them to action and thereby encourage them to use their democratic power to change our world for the better”.

The first season of “Civilization on Trial” will include 26 episodes focused on exposing the extent of Iran’s global terrorist network.

“More importantly” said Bernstein, “the show will explore possible remedies to the world’s inability to deal with the Iranian nuclear threat as well as propose solutions that may be taken by ordinary citizens against the Islamic terrorist threat.”

Israel today is at the forefront of the world in the war against terrorism. In addition to its daily war against terrorist organizations, its biggest threat is Iran, where President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has openly defied world pressure to cease nuclear development and has called for the use of such weapons to destroy the State of Israel.

12Tribe Films Foundation and Rockford Productions believe it is important that the world public be thoroughly informed about the threat of Iranian global terrorism to Israel and the Western world. “Civilization on Trial” is a special ongoing television program focusing on global terrorism and the overall security of the State of Israel that will inform and empower people to act in order to assist in creating the public dynamic needed to provide the solution.

The “Civilization on Trial” pilot is planned to be filmed during the first quarter of 2008.

We seek your help in bringing our vision to a reality. Please contact Avi at avi@12tribefilms.org to determine how you can be of help.

ABOUT 12TRIBE FILMS FOUNDATION:

12Tribe Films Foundation (“12Tribe Films”) is a “For Impact” not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting creative projects about the Jewish people and the land of Israel that connect, entertain, and inspire. While the projects of 12Tribe Films address religious, political, sociological, and current events effecting Israel and the Jewish people, our goal is to be an informative and educational resource that focuses on the underlying Jewish values and human experiences beneath the issues.

-END-

Contact:

Avi Abelow

12Tribe Films Foundation

Email: avi@12tribefilms.org

Website: www.12tribefilms.org

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Fast Facts: “CIVILIZATION ON TRIAL” A NEW INTERACTIVE TV SERIES ON THE MIDDLE EAST

12Tribe Films Foundation Will Promote a Special TV Program on Global Terrorism by Israeli Production Company Rockford Productions

– 12Tribe Films Foundations, the “For Impact” not for profit organization dedicated to raising awareness for causes about the Jewish people and the land of Israel by promoting creative projects, has engaged Rockford Productions to produce a special TV program on global terrorism.

– Global terrorism, funded and supported by oil rich Iran, is a major threat to Western civilization.

– However, International and State bodies seemingly make determinations of policy against global terrorism based upon political and financial self interest, while the citizens of the world throw up their hands in frustration at the growing threat.

The first season of “Civilization on Trial” will include 26 episodes focused on exposing the extent of Iran’s global terrorist network.

Israel today is at the forefront of the world in the war against terrorism. In addition to its daily war against terrorist organizations, its biggest threat is Iran, where President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has openly defied world pressure to cease nuclear development and has called for the use of such weapons to destroy the State of Israel.

12Tribe Films Foundation and Rockford Productions believe it is important that the world public be thoroughly informed about the threat of Iranian global terrorism to Israel and the Western world.

– “Civilization on Trial” is a special ongoing television program focusing on global terrorism and the overall security of the State of Israel that will inform and empower people to act in order to assist in creating the public dynamic needed to provide the solution.

– The “Civilization on Trial” pilot is planned to be filmed during the first quarter of 2008.

– 12Tribe Films Foundation seeks the help of organizations and individuals in bringing this vision to a reality. Please contact Avi at avi@12tribefilms.org to determine how you can be of help.

QUOTES

– “Civilization on Trial is a news magazine program that will feature policymakers, think-tank representatives, media watchdogs, and various assorted experts discussing the topic of global terrorism” said Herb Bernstein, Founder and President of Rockford Productions

– “This television series fills a need to inform viewers around the world about the truth about Iran and global terrorism, inspire them to action and thereby encourage them to use their democratic power to change our world for the better” said Mr. Bernstein

“More importantly” said Bernstein, “the show will explore possible remedies to the world’s inability to deal with the Iranian nuclear threat as well as propose solutions that may be taken by ordinary citizens against the Islamic terrorist threat.”

 

ABOUT 12TRIBE FILMS FOUNDATION: 12Tribe Films Foundation (“12Tribe Films”) is a “For Impact” not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting creative projects about the Jewish people and the land of Israel that connect, entertain, and inspire. While the projects of 12Tribe Films address religious, political, sociological, and current events effecting Israel and the Jewish people, our goal is to be an informative and educational resource that focuses on the underlying Jewish values and human experiences beneath the issues.

Contact:

Avi Abelow

12Tribe Films Foundation

Email: avi@12tribefilms.org

Website: www.12tribefilms.org

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Home Game the Movie – Coming Soon to Your Home Computer

Maybe you have seen the trailer or even the movie, well now is your chance to give everyone you know the chance to see Home Game as well. This Chanukah Home Game will be online for all to see from their own home computer. Send this promo far and wide so that more and more people have the chance to see this important movie. To receive more information about the upcoming online screenings as well as find out how to arrange a screening in your community or organization contact us at info@12tribefilms.org

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