Tele, originates from the Greek language meaning far off or distant. Totalis is a Medieval Latin word that describes the ‘whole entire’ and gives us the modern word of Total. We hope you see what Vision means? Jewish TV Channel prefers to ‘share the vision’ of bringing Jewish communities closer together. So now you know what the TV stands for in JTVC. Total Vision is a monthly magazine for Jewish communities, which we hope you will enjoy!
Jewish TV Channel introduces its latest section especially for your enjoyment. Total Vision is a monthly digital magazine that promises to deliver more in keeping with the JTVC aim to update our content quality and delivery potential. This first issue of Total Vision explores something very close to both the Jewish experience and how it shapes our world outlook. Waves of Despair in Rays of Hope will be our theme over the coming months. What does that mean exactly? Waves of Despair shares the obvious pain felt as Jews worldwide face the growing threat of Anti-Semitism, yet again. Rays of Hope presents the coming 75th Anniversary of the Children of Israel, that’s all of us, through the establishment of the state of Israel.
GETTING IT TOGETHER
Jewish TV Channel is proud to announce its support for a growing alliance of individuals and organizations dedicated to not only fighting the plague of antisemitism but also the inclusion of Israel phobia that has gripped the same type of intelligentsia that guided the Holocaust. Innocent people are getting hurt; it’s past time to bring it to a stop.
IT’S TIME TO ACT FAST
Join The Leaders In Our Fight Against Antisemitism & Israel Phobia
About the IHRA non-legally binding working definition of antisemitism
The IHRA is the only intergovernmental organization mandated to focus solely on Holocaust-related issues, so with evidence that the scourge of antisemitism is once again on the rise, we resolved to take a leading role in combating it. But to begin to address the problem of antisemitism, there must be clarity about what antisemitism is.
The experts in the IHRA’s Committee on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial built international consensus around a non-legally binding working definition of antisemitism, which was then adopted by the Plenary. By doing so, the IHRA set an example of responsible conduct for other international fora and provided an important practical tool for its Member Countries.
The working definition has empowered many to address this rise in hate and discrimination at their national levels. Information on endorsement and adoption of the IHRA working definition of antisemitism can be found here.
Countering antisemitism today also means countering Holocaust distortion. Explore the IHRA’s Toolkit Against Holocaust Distortion to learn more and to find ways to get involved.
IT’S TIME TO JOIN THE BATTLE
Andrew Pessin on Conversations with Laura Kessler on Talking Point
WHERE'S THE TURNING POINT
THERE IS NO DIVIDING LINE AGAINST JEWS AND ISRAEL
ISRAEL AND JUDAISM STAND UNITED AGAINST ANTISEMITISM
ANTISEMITISM DISCUSSED BY OUR HONORED GUEST ANDREW PESSIN Live on this Month's Edition of Total Vision
Hear conversations with Laura Kessler
The Jewish Diaspora, as a whole entity, is in turmoil. Anti-Semitism is not only on the rise but regarded as the norm in the most enlightened of societies. The loss of vast swathes of the Jewish landscape away from its ancestral heritage is beyond mere commentary. Parents have grieved over their children’s abandonment of Judaism for several decades, as assimilation only worsens. What of the plight of those who stubbornly resist temptation and pursue the path followed by their elders? Campuses have become breeding grounds for bullying, abuse, mindless violence against those identifiable as members of the Jewish race. The work place has placed obstacles on those wishing to observe Shabbat, Jewish holidays and other essential rights of Judaism. City streets, subways, etc. have increasingly witnessed acts of wretchedness towards our brothers and sisters.
How is Anti-Semitism justified in today’s society of the righteous?
Despite the fact that Jews are also known as the Children of Israel, with an unassailable connection with Israel, it is that very association that is being used as a means of justifying attacks against the Jewish people. In the penultimate act of this unfolding drama, Jews are turning against Israel itself, believing that will cure their problems.
Despair is rampant!
BEHIND EVERY STORY
Jewish TV Channel Director of Diaspora Affairs and JTVC Radio Host Laura Kessler is the founder of Bipartisan Action Against Antisemitism, as well as the Creative Leadership Institute. She is an outspoken advocate for Jewish welfare, combatting antisemitism and Israel phobia, while promoting Jewish diaspora pride. With an impressive background in the PR and entertainment industry – Conversations with Laura Kessler delivers an entertaining show, covering controversial topics from a unique perspective.
CONVERSATIONS WITH LAURA KESSLER
Laura’s Talking Point explores a diverse array of topics that engage our daily lives. Her guests include prominent activists, academics, historians, politicians, among others that dominate headlines within the international Jewish world today.
Getting The Total Vision
CONVERSATIONS WITH LAURA KESSLER
From Cancellation to Comeback — How Nevergreen author Andrew Pessin bounced back after cancellation, and staged a comeback that is helping others in the Jewish community fight antisemitism and cancel culture.
Why We Need IHRA — Thane Rosenbaum helps us launch the #WeNeedIHRA campaign and explains the legal issues and civil rights considerations necessary to establish one universal definition of antisemitism.
DAVID’S UNIT – GUARDIANS OF JERUSALEM
David Lev Bannister
Our Jewish TV Channel Director is dedicated towards utilizing his diverse experience to serve Jewish communities worldwide. His background includes working with renowned stars in the music industry, managing a media enterprise, military intelligence, archeological excavations, explorations, among other pursuits. David is a firm believer in adopting a balanced approach towards the JTVC audience whether religious or secular; Muslim, Christian or Jew; or those living in disputed settlements, the United Arab Emirates, or even in frozen Alaska! In his choice of videos below, David shares his passion for maintaining a fair-minded, tolerant peace deterrent – such as that occasionally found in the Israel Defense Forces. Check out the Guardians of Jerusalem video, from where David rose through the ranks.
Investigating Modern Conspiracies
Check out Dr. Andrew Pessin’s five-part series exploring anti-Zionist conspiracy theories from the Left and the Right featuring Scott Shay’s newest book, Conspiracy U.
David Bannister is proud to be associated with the valiant campaign being waged by our JTVC honored guests in their relentless fight against antisemitism. David urges all to take heed of the sterling words of Andrew Pessin, on Conversations with Laura Kessler –
“IT’S TIME TO JOIN THE BATTLE”
Saving Free Speech
Skokie, where the insanity over marching neo-Nazis began in the landmark Free Speech case from 1977, provides a backdrop for this educational video.
Beauty Subdues The Beast
An Inner Love For Israel Matches Her Beautiful External Products
The company AWBMAKEUP was founded by Ashley Waxman Bakshi in 2015. As a professional makeup artist and someone who is quite a fan of makeup herself, Ashley felt that there was a great need for brushes that would provide professional results, that would be beautiful to use and in addition would be of high quality, 100% vegan, whose production would not harm any animal. Her influential presence on social media and YouTube is what sparked her desire and dream to start AWBMAKEUP and share her vision with her thousands of social media users.
AWBMAKEUP’s brushes are handmade, using the highest quality products. A lot of thought was also given to the design of the brushes, the handle of the brushes is in classic pearl white and the aluminum part that connects the handle of the brush to the bristles is rose-gold. The names of the brushes were given to them according to their use.
Jewish TV Channel adopts a broad definition of what constitutes a hero, in relation to serving the Jewish people and Israel. As this series evolves don’t be surprised to recognize a family member, a close friend, or just someone you’ve heard about in your local community, who’s profile is shared on our platform. Heroes can be about people leading ordinary lives faced with challenging situations. It is often about someone who serves a community with absolute devotion and dedication that we sometimes err in taking him or her for granted. And, it is also about those who have faced a dangerous predicament, while serving our best interests.
Defining The Jew
Lifestyle is evident in the very make up of the Jewish psyche, think about the impact of following tradition and voila, there you have it! But there is something much deeper about the Jewish perception of Lifestyle. Pious Jews thank their blessing every day and help those worst off whenever possible. One’s fortune, good or bad, is regarded as a heavenly ordained allocation, maybe to test how we make choices according to our circumstances? It is not the Jewish way to be jealous of those better endowed with comforts or to dismiss the sufferings of those less well off.
Lifestyle is a matter of perception when getting the Total Vision in focus.
RAY OF HOPE
Overcoming The Hostility Towards Israel
THE JEWISH WORLD
From pets in Judaism to what's in a name
Coming Lifestyle sections will include the below topics, plus a whole lot more. Whoops, did we forget recipes, Jewish humor – which is not always entertaining when you miss a beat? Enjoy the journey and don’t forget that this is a Jewish community effort so just get in touch and share your content with us.
Lifestyle Sections Coming Soon On Jewish TV Channel
Serving Jewish Communities Worldwide
This section will compliment the main Judaism Channel with an interesting side look into the Jewish religion. There’s always something new to learn.
Where would we be without Booba and Zeida? However, you can be sure that their own lifestyle is not as old fashioned as you’d think it is!
Seriously, what is there to say about pets that they can’t better express themselves? Well anyway, we will do our best to give justice to this content.
Health and well-being affects as all. JTVC Health also explores the mystical Jewish concept that the spiritual essence often heals the physical one.
HOME & GARDEN
Did you know the Jewish Bible mentions the need for a natural environment within our urban jungle? Get the best of the luxurious and natural world.
The JTVC Business Channel will give you plenty of business insight, but what of the lighter side of our financial world? Find out more here.
The Jewish contribution to the world of entertainment continues to dominate our headlines. See why this is so on the JTVC Entertainment section.
How many of you are still recovering from the amazing soccer world cup results, with Messi taking the trophy? We’ll be featuring a vast array of sports!
There’s a Yiddish term called the ‘shmutter trade’ that refers to a wide range of garments produced for our fashion industry. Don’t miss this exciting section!
Boris Thomashefsky was a Ukrainian-born Jewish singer and actor who became one of the biggest stars in Yiddish theater. In 1887, playing in Baltimore, he met 14-year-old Bessie Baumfeld-Kaufman, when she came backstage to meet the beautiful young “actress” she had seen on stage, only to discover that “she” was Boris. Bessie soon ran away from home to join the company, and eventually took over the ingenue roles, as Boris moved on to romantic male leads. They married in 1891.
In 1891, Moishe Finkel brought the still relatively unknown Thomashefsky back to New York to star at his National Theater, where he met great success. He later created the first Yiddish production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet; the story was also adapted to make it more accessible to a devout European Jewish audience. Other notable Thomashefsky productions included Yiddish versions of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Goethe‘s Faust and, unlikely as it may seem, Wagner‘s Parsifal.
Jewish Evolution of the Theatre
In our contemporary society it is easy to imagine that we created a diverse and colorful sub-culture by ourselves. Total Vision will not only destroy this myth, but also introduce you to the amazing world of Jewish entertainers that literally rocked the foundation of their civilized environment. We are talking about the vaudeville beauty that rode apparently in the nude in front of a large family audience. Then there’s the talented female actress that openly had bisexual relations, with her husbands’ knowledge. Have you heard of the Sewing Circle? I guess not, but this same star founded a luxurious refuge for other lesbians. Surely, this must be in our own time period? Not even close!
Take a front seat as JTVC presents some of the earliest known stars of the theatre, dating from the end of the nineteenth century, that’s well over a hundred years ago.
Honolulu Jewish Community
FROM A JEW'S VIEW
The first mention of Jews in connection with Hawaii was in 1798, when a sailor on the whaling ship Neptune recorded in the ships log that the Hawaiian king had come aboard and brought a “Jew cook” with him! Jewish merchants began arriving in Hawaii between 1850-1900 and established themselves as suppliers to the sugar plantations, as well as owners of coffee plantations. A Torah which had been given to King Kalakaua in the 1880s was frequently borrowed from the Kawananakoa family for use in services into the 1930s. In 1901, forty Honolulu residents formed the first Jewish congregation, the Hebrew Congregation of Hawaii. Noted Rabbi Rudolf Isaac Coffee of Oakland, California officiated at its founding ceremonies.