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The Jew's Christmas (1913) Online

The Jew's Christmas (1913) Online
Original Title :
The Jewu0027s Christmas
Genre :
Movie / Short / Drama
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Directror :
Phillips Smalley,Lois Weber
Cast :
Phillips Smalley,Lois Weber,Lule Warrenton
Writer :
Lois Weber
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The Jew's Christmas (1913) Online

Isaac and his faithful wife, Rachel, deplore that in America their children are forced to work on the Jewish Sabbath. Leah and Sam are not so strict as their parents and the old customs pall about their more American spirits. Sam is employed in a cloak house and secretly loves his employer's daughter, but she refuses to recognize him. Leah is loved by the handsome gentile floorwalker, and despite her father's objections, she marries him. Isaac orders Leah from the house. Later, the daughter of the cloak manufacturer marries an admirer and Sam is invited to the wedding. He drinks and disgraces himself, and returning home, is turned out by the heartbroken rabbi. He leaves, telling the old man that he will return when the father celebrated the Christian Christmas. Two years pass. Leah presents herself at her father's door with a baby in her arms. The old Jew refuses to see, but the mother longs to take the girl to her bosom. Julian falls under a street car; his legs are severed at the ...
Cast overview:
Phillips Smalley Phillips Smalley - Isaac - the Rabbi
Lois Weber Lois Weber - Leah - Isaac's Daughter
Lule Warrenton Lule Warrenton - Rachel - Isaac's Wife
Ella Hall Ella Hall - Eleanor - Isaac's Granddaughter

User reviews



Phillips Smalley as Rabbi Isaac, and Lois Weber as Leah, his daughter, play the leads in this three-real drama, telling of an aged Rabbi's change of heart toward his children, whom he drives out of his home in the first place because they fall in love with gentiles. The reconciliation occurs at Christmas time when the child of Leah, whose marriage is attended with many troubles, induces the old Rabbi to decorate a Christmas tree for her. The characterizations are all good and the film will win many friends for its admirable presentation. - The Moving Picture World, December 20, 1913