Video: ‘Jerusalem’ IMAX Movie By National Geographic Is Just Stunning

Tuesday September 17, 2013 2:25 PM - 18 Comments

yerushalayim-old-city[Video below.] “Jerusalem” is a new giant screen film presented by National Geographic Entertainment. Producers Taran Davies, George Duffield, and Daniel Ferguson faced huge challenges to gain access to sacred spaces as well as the airspace above the holy city, which is usually a no-fly zone. They stated in a press release, “Our goal is to look at the roots of the universal attachment to Jerusalem: Jewish, Christian and Muslim. We hope the juxtaposition of these different religions and cultures — all with profound spiritual and historical connections to the city — will reveal how much Jews, Christians and Muslims have in common and inspire all of us to better understand each other.”

But how to tell the story of Jerusalem? Enter three teenage girls from each faith: Farah Ammouri, a Muslim, Nadia Tadros, from a Greek Orthodox and Catholic family, and Revital Zacharie, a Jew.

Ferguson asked each of the girls to take him (separately) on a one-day tour of Jerusalem, which he filmed. “What was really amazing was that they would bring me to some of the same places in the city and tell me entirely different things. Revital would point out Jewish history, but when I asked her if she knew about the Christian or Muslim attachment to the same places, she didn’t. The same was true of the other girls.”

Benedict Cumberbatch narrates the film, and Dr. Jodi Magness of University of North Carolina Chapel Hill features as lead archaeologist.

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18 Responses to “Video: ‘Jerusalem’ IMAX Movie By National Geographic Is Just Stunning”

1. Comment from Anonymous
Time September 17, 2013 at 3:13 PM

This video has Avodo Zoro inside

2. Comment from A J Rokach
Time September 17, 2013 at 4:02 PM


Re. Yerushalayim and Succos:
A computer model of Bais HaMikdash HaShlishi TVBB”A (the Jerusalem Temple of the Future) can be seen at:

Made with professional software, it is based on RASHI [Yechezkel 40 - 43] as explained by the Tosafos Yom Tov in his Sefer “Tzuras HaBayis.”

3. Comment from hey you
Time September 17, 2013 at 4:48 PM

very nice might be something worth seeing

4. Comment from Anonymous
Time September 17, 2013 at 5:01 PM

where can i see this on cho hamoed

5. Comment from Ben
Time September 17, 2013 at 5:36 PM

This does not belong on a “kosher” internet site.

6. Comment from Moishe’la has spoken again!
Time September 17, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Discussion with Moishe’la (with his family)
A Handicapped child
Tishrei 12 ‘5774 (Sept 15 ‘13)

“The Final Hours of this Golus”

I want to say today that the world has become so wild, senseless, and irrational. If we don’t just trust in Hashem there is no way we can get up every morning and get through the day. When you have all of these crazy things happening around you, all of these things that seem to go against one another, be directly opposite each other, when the same people are saying two opposite things with the same conviction, well its definitely maddening and is very hard to get through it.
Our food is poisoned. Our minds are poisoned. We can’t trust the immunizations that they give us in the Kupot Cholim (healthcare providers) all over the world. We can’t trust anything. We can’t trust the police. We can’t trust the government. We can’t even trust our own clergy in many instances. So what’s left? There is nothing we can trust anymore. There is only one thing we can still trust and that’s Hakodosh Boruch Hu, the Ribbono Shel Olam (Creator of the World).

If we have true Emunah and Bitachon in Him we will be O. K. We can even eat the poisoned food, we can even be not too afraid of the police, and we can even be in the most dangerous situations, and we don’t have to fear. He took us out of Mitzrayim whole. He will take us out of this Golus whole. He will negate the poisons. He will negate the radioactivity. He will negate everything that can cause us harm, and we are going to come through all the difficulties with great Nissim (miracles) and Rachamim (kindness, pity). But on one condition, that we hold on to Him, so-to-speak, and not let go. That we hold on to His Torah and try to fulfil His Ratzon (will). And that’s the only protection there is in this confused, polluted, horrible world full of evil people.

How many Jews will survive? I cannot say. It won’t be nearly as many as claim they are Jews, that I do know. But don’t forget, the world is poisoned from the grass to the sky, from the land to the depths of the ocean. It is poisoned, poisoned by the evil ones, by the evil people running the world or thinking that they run the world. But we will be protected. They couldn’t kill us in Mitzrayim. They couldn’t destroy us anywhere. They couldn’t stamp out the Jews in any place. Not with poison, not with gas, not with bullets, not with swords, they couldn’t get rid of the Jewish people. And now we still will survive. Even the leaders of the state of Israel won’t be able to eliminate the real Jews.

We are living in a terrible world. We cannot trust anything. Wherever we live, we Jews cannot trust the governments including in Eretz Yisroel, the police including in the State of Israel, including Bituach Leumi or Social Security or anything. We cannot trust the food. We cannot trust the Hechshers. We cannot trust anything, only Hakodosh Boruch Hu, and He will save us. Not the doctors and not their medicines. Only He will save us!

I cannot wait, for the final hours of this Golus. I cannot wait to see the shock and the fear of those evil ones when they realize that they are doomed. I cannot wait to see the Yidden, true Yidden smiling and happy walking into the Geula Shelaima, walking out of the darkness into the most beautiful light, the most holy spiritual light that will heal us all; our bodies and our souls.

I want to beg Hashem to put an end to this Golus already. It’s too hard, and it’s too painful, and I can’t bear to watch how the Yidden are suffering. The whole world is suffering, but most of the Goyim have brought it on themselves, and are making a tremendous Tikkun for all the evil that’s been done throughout the generations. I can’t wait to see Moshiach come and reveal himself and dash all the false beliefs of all the people that believe in the false prophets and in the false messiahs. I can’t wait to see it. I can’t wait! I’ll be so happy, and all the Yidden will be so happy, and the world will be happy, and Hashem will clear out the poisons and bury all the dead, and we will again be one with our Hakodosh Bourch Hu, our Father in Heaven.

We, His wayward children, will finally come back to our Tatti and we will be complete and loved and unafraid in His embrace.

7. Comment from Danny
Time September 17, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Are they showing this movie in Imax theaters, if so, When? It would be a nice chol hamoed trip!

8. Comment from paul
Time September 17, 2013 at 7:51 PM

a royal chutzapah it took such a distinguished scientific research company like this long to put out an imax about jerusalem

9. Comment from Alteh Bucher
Time September 17, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Look forward to seeing it. Should be interesting

A. B.

10. Comment from Hal
Time September 17, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Wow! Such courage! Matzav has gone back into full cover up mode! Such immature babies!

11. Comment from Amalek
Time September 17, 2013 at 9:10 PM

#1- you are a magaypha

12. Comment from Reuven
Time September 17, 2013 at 9:48 PM

#4 its playing at the cradle of aviation all through chol hamoed go to their website to find the times

13. Comment from a bit puzzled
Time September 17, 2013 at 10:27 PM

#6…just curious…are you this “Moishele” speaking once again…or in the guise of him

14. Comment from DZ in TO
Time September 17, 2013 at 10:38 PM

I agree with # 1

15. Comment from Snag
Time September 18, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Dear “Moishe’la has spoken again”

You need to have some appropriate Hakoras Hatov to the Ribonno Shel Olam for the fantastic matzav that the Yidden of the world are in.

Yes we are in golus, but the overall condition of all the Yidden in the world has not been any better for over two thousand years. There is not a Jewish community in the world that is in danger, an unprecedented and marvellous situation, and we are able to live happily and comfortably in our land.

Daven for the geula of course, but appreciate how lucky we are.

16. Comment from NEW YORK Tickets- JERUSALEM
Time September 18, 2013 at 11:06 AM


IMAX Palisades Center - WEST NYACK, NY (Rockland County)

Tickets available -

17. Comment from Samuel
Time September 18, 2013 at 11:18 AM

It is playing up at the Palisades Center IMAX in West Nyack. Just got my tickets. That is the only IMAX Theater that is playing it in New York. The cradle of aviation shows their movies on the ceiling. Bad for your neck.

18. Comment from Yiddishe mama
Time September 22, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Jerusalem for us yidden is only interesting to see kedusha - who’s interested in the tuma

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