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The Story of the Jews DVD


Simon Schama looks at the impact of the Jews and those moments when the Jewish experience - what Jews have thought and written, uttered, mourned and acclaimed - has changed the fate of the world. Drawing on his scholarship, his original viewpoints, and his own family history, Schama presents a series about the Jewish story that is at once deeply historical and bracingly contemporary. Travelling the globe from New York to Odessa, Berlin to Jerusalem, he tells ancient and modern stories that illuminate the passions and perplexities of the Jewish people today. Sure to capture a wide and appreciative audience, The Story of the Jews rests at heart on the difference between distinctiveness and isolation. Since the creation of the Bible, the Jewish world has been distinct, but never truly isolated. The Jewish story needs to be told afresh because it is a story of our deep human connectedness.

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  • 30 September 2013
  • Simon Schama
  • DVD
  • 2entertain
  • PG
  • 295 minutes
  • PAL

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play  Simon Schama presents an epic five-part series exploring the extraordinary story of the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day Drawing on original scholarship and Schama&39;s own family history this is a story that is at once deeply historical and utterly contemporary taking viewers on a journey from the Biblical past to tomorrow&39;s front pages Travelling the globe from the Middle East to Eastern Europe from New York and Berlin to Cairo and Jerusalem the story unfolds with the help of a dazzling cast of historical characters vivid storytelling stunning location photography and encounters with people who live with the passions and perplexities of the Jewish story today At the heart of &39;The Story of the Jews&39; is a compelling argument about distinctiveness and difference separation and isolation tolerance and prejudice but it is also a celebration of the ways in which Jewish thought Jewish imagination and Jewish achievement have transformed the world for us all Actors Simon Schama Certificate PG Year 2013 Screen 1781 Anamorphic Languages English - Dolby Digital (20) Stereo Subtitles English for the hearing impaired Closed Captions Yes Duration 4 hours and 55 minutes (approx)

Historian Simon Schama presents this five-part BBC documentary series that traces over 4,000 years of Jewish history. In addition to tracing the Jewish experience from its birthplace in the ancient world of the Hebrew bible, the series also examines the contribution that Jewish people have made in shaping the modern world, through the legacy of their involvement in the arts, finance, culture, science and entertainment.

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