Classic comedy, Einstein in Israel and the Super Bowl

The Israeli Movie Channel on YES is marking a decade since death of the beloved Israeli comedy writer/director Ephraim Kishon with a special program of Kishon’s best movies.

Sallah (also known as Sallah Shabati) holds up as the best of Kishon’s films. Although it was released in 1964 – and received Israel’s first Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film – it is as bitingly funny now as when it was first came out. In fact, in certain ways so little has changed here, that anyone who really wants to understand what is going on in Israel today would be well advised to watch Sallah until he or she can understand every reference.


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