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From Moses to Einstein...
on March 22, 2014
The story of the Jews was a five part series, originally produced for the BBC in 2013.
Historian Simon Schama explores the Jewish experience, spanning over 4,000 years. From the Ancient Israelites and the origin of the Hebrew bible to the very impact the Jewish people are having today in creating the world we all live in...from culture, to science to entertainment.
Episode 1: Traces the Jewish experience from tribal beginnings to the destruction of the Jewish High temple by the Romans.
Episode 2: Medieval Jews struggle to preserve their identity under the rule of Christianity and Islam.
Episode 3: How the enlightenment allows Jews to integrate into modern European culture and commerce.
Episode 4: How the Jewish people of Eastern Europe made their mark on the modern world.
Episode 5: how the Holocaust and the creation of Israel have changed what it means to be a Jew.
The Story of the Jews is an amazing story, and if you missed it on TV, it is available online, and for sale on Amazon at another link.