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The Beginning
Part of the Series: The Story of the Jews

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The Beginning
Prize-winning author and Emmy-Award winner Simon Schama explores the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day. The story begins 3,000 years ago with the emergence of a tribal…
Among Believers
Simon Schama's epic series continues with the story of medieval Jews struggling to preserve their identity -- and sometimes their lives -- under the rule of Christianity and Islam. Whether…
A Leap of Faith
Simon Schama explores the bright, hopeful moment when Enlightenment thinkers and revolutionary armies brought ghetto walls crashing down -- allowing Jews to weave their wisdom, creativity and energies into the…
Over the Rainbow
Simon Schama plunges viewers into the lost world of the shtetl, the Jewish towns and villages sewn across the hinterlands of Eastern Europe, which became the seedbed of a uniquely…
Simon Schama examines how the Holocaust and the creation of Israel have fundamentally changed what it means to be Jewish.

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