SEFARAD (Amazon Release USA 2018)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.4|5.0 Starsìììì

Sefarad—historical film—uses more of a story-telling technique to give a concise history of Judaism in Portugal. This is an excellent film to stimulate after-viewing discussion with one’s family. A special interest movie with strong intellectual focus, the film easily earns its watch.

Film Poster Courtesy of Google Images 


The story behind crypto-Jews in Portugal, the building of a synagogue in Portugal, and how that synagogue was used through the years.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Luis Ismael for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Maria Pacheco for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Barros Basto (Rodrigo Santos), Menasseh Ben Dov (Pedro Galiza), Lea Azancot (Ana Vargas), Branca Roskin (Gabriela Relvas), Emil Oppenheim (Jorge Fernandes), Josef Levi (Rui Spranger), Nathan Biegel (Pedro Frias), Lucien Wolf (José Neto), Abraham Cohen (Simao Ramos), and Paul Goodman (Diogo Balestra).

 Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It can be an important watch for anyone studying Judaism academically, for anyone coming into a Judaic community, for persons re-thinking religion’s place in society, and for persons looking for best ways to allow ample place for difference.

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