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Capturing a council member’s ‘battle for Jerusalem’
By Rachel Marder, JNS
Countless battles have been fought to capture her and claim her religious glory. Now, under Jewish sovereignty, a different battle is being waged in the Israeli capital—a battle for her soul, says Brooklyn-based filmmaker Liz Nord, creator of the forthcoming documentary Battlefor Jerusalem.”

5 Reasons Why My Next Film Is Coming to the Web First
By Liz Nord, PBS’s POVDocs
“My current film, Battle for Jerusalem, started out as just that: a film. It has since evolved, to my surprise, into a multimedia experience, with a website and a location-based mobile app. Oh, and a film! But veering from conventional wisdom, the film will be the last piece to launch. So how did I decide on this topsy-turvy approach?”

My Battle as a Jewish Woman
By Liz Nord, eJewishPhilanthropy
“I recently realized that not only is Rachel’s story a great metaphor for the larger story of Jerusalem today, but it’s a story that speaks to women struggling for equality everywhere. Suddenly, the film was not only about the battle of my protagonists, but my battle as a Jewish woman…”

Haredi vs. Secular in Filmmaker’s ‘Battle for Jerusalem’
By Renee Ghert-Zand, The Jewish Daily Forward
“Meeting Jerusalem through people who were so passionate about it, who were really saw something beautiful and special here despite all the challenges — I fell in love. I have to admit,” said Liz Nord of her decision to make her documentary film,“Battle for Jerusalem.”

EXCLUSIVE: Benji Lovitt talks Jerusalem ‘Renaissance’ with filmmaker Liz Nord
By Benji Lovitt, Size Doesn’t Matter
In addition to the well-publicized budget increase by Mayor Nir Barkat to infuse the city with more…well, cool stuff, it is clear that this movement is also bottom-up and grass-roots, coming from the citizens of Jerusalem.  So just how important is this  movement?  And why now? I asked these questions to Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker Liz Nord of the currently-in-development “Battle for Jerusalem”.

Radio Interview with Director Liz Nord
Interview by Mimi Borowich, Rusty Mike Radio

Transforming Jerusalem: The Art of Urban Preservation
By Liz Nord, PresenTense Magazine
A new wave of artists and activists are  working to revitalize Jerusalem: the city that evokes majestic images of sun setting on white stones, ignites passion among people of various faiths, and has been a source of prolific creativity for writers, poets, and artists for generations worldwide…

Showing Jerusalem As It Is
By Barry Davis, Jerusalem Post
Documentary maker Liz Nord hopes to get the word out internationally that there are events and activities happening in Jerusalem that the major TV networks don’t normally publicize…

The Battle for Jerusalem
By Matthue Roth, MyJewishLearning.com
Oh, man. I love Jerusalem. There’s something about the agony of every shot in this video that gives me chills, or a warm satisfied sigh — or makes me quake in my bones. Just watch this video and tell me that the shot of the Kotel at night doesn’t blow you away

ABOUT THE ISSUES

Want to get something done in Jerusalem? Ask a 9-month pregnant mother of three
By Jessica Steinberg, The Times of Israel, September 20, 2012

Israelis Facing a Seismic Rift Over Role of Women
By Ethan Bronner and Isabel Kershner, The New York Times, Jan. 14, 2012

Israel’s real Rosa Parks takes to the buses
By Tamar Rotem, Haaretz, Dec. 23, 2011

Where do Israeli haredim stand on haredi violence?
By Uriel Heilman, The Global News Service of the Jewish People, December 30, 2011

On the battlefield of gender segregation
By Rachel Azaria, Haaretz, Nov, 25, 2011

In modern Jerusalem, gender fight butts against Orthodoxy
By Maayan Lubell, National Post, Nov. 14, 2011

J’lem mayor fires coalition member over court petition
By Melanie Lidman, The Jerusalem Post, Oct. 21, 2011

Time to tell the truth
By Rachel Azaria, Haaretz, Sep.18, 2009

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