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Abraham’s Tent: Learning about Jewish Hospitality

Recommended for ages 9+

Why is Jewish Hospitality so important? Why was Abraham chosen to drop everything and lead the Israelites back in Bible times?  Was it Abe’s willingness to open his house to strangers? Was it his overall openness to listen to those around him?

This educational video aligns the concept of Jewish hospitality or welcoming guests (in Hebrew הכנסת אורחים pronounced Hachnasat Orchim) with historical rabbinic interpretations of Abraham.

Gratitude for Jewish Hospitality

This film was created in partnership with West Coast NCSY. Jewish interpretation is often very specific. There are a myriad of Jewish subcultures and people, and the interpretations in this video explores the array of thoughts that our diverse set of storytellers and contributors have on Torah. To see more of the videos G‑dcast created, please take a look at our collection here on our site.

A very special thank you to each of the writers, narrators, producers, directors, sound engineers, musicians, educational advisors, artists and animators that contributed to this particular animated interpretation of this biblical tale including Rabbi Moshe Adatto, Barbara Barza, Rabbi David Bashevkin, PJ Cherrin, Josh Cohen, Lom Friedman, Solly Hess, Sarah Lefton, Rachel Levinson, Kevin Macleod, Emily Savage, Jeremy Shuback, Adam Simon, Jeanne Stern, Matthue Roth and Evan Wolkenstein.

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