A comprehensive and eloquent chronicle of the historical connection between the Jewish people and the land of Israel.

“Body and Soul – The State of the Jewish Nation” presents a comprehensive examination of the broad and deep connections between the Jewish people and the land of Israel. World-renowned historians, archaeologists, political scientists, religious leaders, and experts in international law and media trace the evocative evolution of the relationship between the Jewish people and their homeland that is over 3,000 years old.

Designed to refute the still pervasive arguments employed by anti-Zionists that Israel is illegitimate and has no right to exist, Gloria Z. Greenfield’s documentary delivers its passionate case with convincing cogency and a wealth of scholarly information. In just over an hour “Body and Soul” sweeps over thousands of years of Jewish history in the land of Israel and across the Middle East, Europe, the United States and Russia. It capably covers Biblical history, the origins of political Zionism, the Holocaust, the Six-Day War, and the creation of the modern state of Israel.

“Featuring contemporaneous documents and artifacts from ancient days through the Middle Ages to modern times, the film is as cogent as it is inspiring” – New York Times

“The hour-long film serves as a crash course on Jewish history for those who might not know it, and while it doesn’t present any new information per se, the film accomplishes its goal of arguing that the Jews do have a historical connection to the land and that many (read: the Palestinian Authority) are actively trying to deny this connection.” – Jerusalem Post

Featured among the three-dozen notable and articulate commentators are Bret Stephens, Victor Davis Hanson, Ruth Wisse, Alan Dershowitz, the late professor Robert Wistrich, Einat Wilf, Benny Morris, and Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

“…an intensely moving experience, documenting — one is tempted to say “once and for all” — that Israel is, was, and always will be, the land of the Jewish people. It is a MUST-SEE FILM” – American Thinker

WINNER: Worldfest Houston Special Jury Remi Award

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Mobile Jewish Film Festival, Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, more…

64 minutes on 1 disc