The Agudah to Make Its Own Films



After Bais Yaakov students at the Warsaw BY responded that the most famous woman in the world was Greta Garbo or Marlene Dietrich (the Agudah leaders were hoping they would say Sarah Schenirer), the Agudah decided to make films of their own, so the girls wouldn’t go to the secular movie theater. Sarah Schenirer wrote a script, which was submitted for approval to the Agudah. (This story is almost certainly entirely fictional; it describes Sarah Schenirer as having sailed to Palestine–something she never did.)

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Article Title: The Agudah to Make Its Own Films
Published in: Heyntige Nayes
Date: 1933-02-22
Language: Yiddish