“Samurai Jew” by Nadav Nachmany

Kosher hero fights off ninja pigs to save a traditional holiday jelly donut (a Sufganiyah). Thus begins Samurai Jew: The Eighth Night, the first chapter in the adventures of “a Jewish super warrior” from Jerusalem-based animator Nadav Nachmany.

Nachmany recently finished his animation studies at the Bezalel Academy for Fine Art and Design, and is now an independent filmaker. His graduate film, Moving Pictures, is curently runing in festivals around the world. He’s good! Check out more of his work here.

Oh, and Happy Hanukkah!


  • Polecat

    That was pretty good! I got a kick out of the ending in the live-action world.

  • el nakam
  • Michel Van

    this is most crazy jewish Superhero stuff
    since “The Hebrew Hammer”

    i had look in wikipedia for all expressions and words
    used in this cartoon, now i know a little better more on
    the Jewish culture !

    Please mr Nachmany, make more episodes of
    the Samurai Jew

  • Nic

    The bangs that only ever seem to appear in dramatic close ups cracked me up. This is great!

  • Steve Gattuso

    49 years of living in Los Angeles has made it possible for me to get way more of the jokes than a recovering Catholic would be expected to. Hilarious.

  • Inkan1969

    Is the Samurai Jew also authorized to perform brisses?

  • Glowworm

    Being Jewish, I got a huge kick out of this–especially “Eat me!” “Not kosher!” I also loved his Jewish superpowers to take down all the pigs. I also loved that he said the jewish blessing over pastries before eating the doughnut.

  • el nakam

    This movie took some ideas from this movie:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIlzAK4lb2c