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Message from Menachem Daum to Friends of Lifta

posted Apr 24, 2011, 12:37 PM by Lifta Society   [ updated May 16, 2011, 7:59 PM ]
Lifta Society is publishing this letter on behalf of Mr. Menachem Daum regarding the video publication he produced, and which was televised across television sets in the United States on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). 

Dear Friends of Lifta,

I am pleased that American public television audiences will be introduced to Lifta this weekend with a 9-minute piece I produced which features Yacoub Odeh giving me a tour of the village.  The piece is scheduled to be broadcast  as part of the PBS program called Religion and Ethics Newsweekly.  

You can find the exact time and dates it will be playing in different cities at

I hope it brings attention that helps your campaign to save Lifta.  

Best wishes,  

Menachem Daum

Learn more about Menachem Daum's efforts for Lifta through the film "On Shifting Ground":

Directors: Menachem Daum and Oren Rudavsky - On Shifting Ground is the story of an Orthodox Jewish grandfather from Brooklyn seeking to restore the overgrown Muslim cemetery in the ruins of Lifta, a ghostly Arab village near Jerusalem destroyed in 1948. He seeks out and joins with Liftan survivors and their descendants as well as with sympathetic Israelis to ensure that Lifta's haunting beauty is preserved as a place of memory, reflection, respect and hopefully, reconciliation.  Click here for more information about On Shifting Ground