Quest for the Lost Tribes 
shown on A&E April 16, 2000

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Our Comments: In the end times Judah will be reunited with his exiled Israelite brothers and await Messiah. Just who Judah's brothers are is the focus of this fascinating documentary. "Quest for the Lost Tribes" explores the traditions of little known enclaves of people who consider themselves children of Israel as well as larger communities whose backgrounds are overwhelmingly Jewish even though they don't consciously admit it.

The tribe of Dan is identified with the Falasha Jews of Ethiopia as per Israeli Rabbis who ruled in their favor before the 1991 airlift; Manasseh is located amongst the Menmasseh people on the Indian/Burmese border; Issachar and Naphtali are to be found in the area of Bukhara, Uzbekistan; Zebulon is hidden within predominantly Hindu India in the area of Bombay. By far the greatest number of these lost sons seem to be those within the Pathan population of Afghanistan/Pakistan who are said to be of the tribes of Reuben, Levi, Simeon, Gad and Ephraim. The tribe of Asher seemed to be one that eluded all efforts to identify but in the course of the search a small community of Cohen priests was discovered on an island off the coast of Tunisia.

Recent DNA testing has made world-wide headlines regarding the identification of the priestly class but this video makes no scientific claims and instead goes in search of the "Jewish soul" along the ancient Silk Route. What's uncovered makes a compelling case for where the lost tribes are to be found: "The lost tribes of Israel are no longer lost; the lost tribes of Israel have never been lost. What was lost is our consciousness, what was lost is our sensitivity to parts of the world which are not Western. We were lost to them; they've never been lost to themselves."

Highly recommended.

Listen to Rick Amato speak about this film on the Sid Roth show:
Date: February 26-March 2, 2001
(each show 15 minutes long)

VeggieTales - Esther, The Girl Who Became Queen (2001)

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Editorial Review 
A lonely trumpet solo and a narrator sporting a Jersey accent set a somewhat ominous, Godfather-esque stage for this stylish, 35-minute lesson about courage. But fear not: it's a VeggieTales story after all, and it soon kicks into action. Based on the Bible story of Esther, "just an ordinary girl" who becomes queen of Persia, this animated retelling tosses in the usual cup of Veggie humor to lighten the flavor of its very serious message. Esther, a young green onion, cannot understand why she has been chosen to wed King Xerxes (played by the humble pickle, Mr. Nezzer). Her cousin Mordecai (Pa Grape) assures her that God must have a reason; she soon discovers that her entire family's fate rests upon her ability to show courage under pressure. While this particular tale drops many of the comical sing-along aspects of other favorite VeggieTales (such as Dave and the Giant Pickle and Where Is God When I'm S-Scared), its strength comes from its storyline; its rich, inspired artwork; and its impressive musical score. The creative team at Big Idea continues to produce quality Christian videos for the entire family. One quibble: there's no "Silly Songs with Larry" segment. --Liane Thomas

VeggieTales - Josh and the Big Wall (1997)

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Can't praise these VeggieTales videos highly enough! -- JCR

Josh and the Big Wall is a hilarious, fully computer-animated story that teaches children a Biblical perspective on obedience.

Oh, boy! After 40 years of wandering in the desert, the children of Israel finally get to go to the Promised Land! Only one little thing they've overlooked though... Jericho! Yep. Surrounded by huge walls and bristling with really annoying peas, no one gets to the Promised Land without going through Jericho first! But how? Joshua has God's directions, but they sound kind of... well, weird. To make matters worse, some of the Israelites are cooking up a plan of their own! In the end, they have to decide whether it's better to do things their way, or God's way! Kids of all ages will learn a lesson about obedience in this hilarious retelling of the classic Bible story - Josh and the Big Wall!


VeggieTales - Dave and the Giant Pickle (1996)

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Have you ever felt too small to do a big job?

That's how a little shepherd boy named Dave feels when his big brothers head off to defend their country, leaving Dave behind with the sheep. "Big people do big things, and little people do little things," they tell him. They're in for a surprise, however, when they find out their foe is much bigger than they thought! Is anyone big enough to take on an eight-foot pickle? But wait! Who's that running out to challenge the mighty warrior? It kind of looks like ... could it be? ... Dave?!?


Who Wrote the Bible?

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Debates have long raged over the Bible's authorship. "The Bible is a library, and libraries only get built over long, long years, centuries," notes one biblical scholar in the two-part Who Wrote the Bible?. Yet many disagree, believing that the Bible is the literal word of God, handed down to mortals who acted merely as transcribers. This fascinating video explores questions such as "How much of the Bible is the word of God, and how much is the work of mortals?" "Are all the original books still in the Bible?" and "Where do legend and history intersect in the Bible?" Delving into the theory that four authors took part, examining historical evidence such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, and looking at ancient customs, we are given a new perspective on the most well-known and well-read text of all time. The first 75-minute tape looks at the five books of Moses--the Old Testament--while the second 75-minute tape examines the New Testament. This is a truly interesting investigation of the origins of the Bible, engaging for those with a background in religion and educational for the layperson. --Jenny Brown


Trojan Horse & Israel and the War of Images 

Each video 60 minutes

Available from WorldNetDaily

"Pierre Rehov, has set out to create numerous video documentaries portraying images displayed on official "Palestinian Authority" ("PA") television. These professionally produced documentaries, containing raw material from Arabic language broadcasts on "PA" TV, have been translated and subtitled into English and French. To date, over 40,000 video cassettes have been distributed in France alone. These video documentaries have recently been made available in Israel, where they are distributed by the Steimatzky book store chain, distribution in the U.S. is limited to the WorldNetDaily online store. Compiled with help of numerous israelis associations the documentaries reveal the shocking images of incitement displayed on Yasser Arafat's "Palestinian" Television Network. Unique about the documentaries is the fact that they merely reflect what is shown on "PA" television, while no outside opinion is stated.

Our Comments:
These videos are very poor quality but having said that, they are a must-have for anyone trying to figure out what Arafat and his ilk are all about. Both videos are compilations of news items that need very little commentary and show exactly what is being said and done in "PA" controlled areas of Israel. Some of the images are shocking and very disturbing so please be forewarned that this is not for everyone but if you're looking for a resource that captures the indoctrination of children into a religion of violence with the resultant terrorist acts associated with that brain-washing, then this is for you. If you're trying to figure out just what Arafat stands for and what he is working for behind the scenes, then this is for you. If you want to know what was behind September 11, 2001, then this is for you. The Middle East will be the catalyst that brings on another world war and with these videos you will be much better informed than the average world citizen for you will actually be given the flip-side to one-sided journalism that picks every action of the Israelis apart on an international basis but turns a blind eye to Arafat and his henchmen. Nobody listened when Hitler boasted publicly of his plans to annihilate the Jews and there is someone in our midst who is as much if not more dangerous than Hitler ever thought to be and he is embraced as a statesman and given the Nobel Peace Prize. Hear him speak in his own words, see what is being taught to Arab children in "PA" controlled schools, watch the inevitable end result of that "education" and decide for yourself-- you'll never look at the Middle East crisis in the same way again.


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