Meni Philip was born in Israel to a Jewish Ultra-orthodox family. In 1995 he became a Hassidic musician, building a successful career that won him several awards. In 2001 he left the ultra-orthodox community and became secular, thus having no option but to give up his musical career. In 2004 he started film studies. In 2007 his autobiographical 60' documentary LET THERE BE LIGHT was acclaimed by the critics. In 2009 Meni completed his graduation project: short film SINNER.

Currently Meni has received funding from two prestigious israeli film foundations to work on the script his debut film.


2009 - Sinner, a short film.

2009 - Me Gusta, a short underwater film.

2008 – Kashmir – Journey to Freedom, A film by Udi Aloni - Photography. screened on 2009 at the Berlin Festival.

2007 – Let There Be Light, Channel 8.

2007 – Yaeli's Wedding, a short documentary, Doc-Aviv Film Festival

2005 – Uri, a short film


2010 – Yedid Nefesh The new album.

2002 – Alot Hashachar (“Rising of the Dawn”) Hassidic music album

1998 – Shomer Israel (“Keeper of Israel”) – Hassidic music album, voted best album of the year

1997 – Ha-Adam (Man) – Hassidic music album, voted best album of year

Meni Philip - Biography

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