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The TV series The Story of The Jews highlights Jewish trivia and events that even the Jewish people themselves may not be aware of. It is a significant and educational instrument to bring the hidden, mundane but yet extremely important facts out of the shadows and into the fore where they can be examined in the full light of day. The stories range from personal experiences to abstract in a historical, cultural venue.

It is unique in that the stories are not the usual tales of horror nor any visual clues shown of Nazi terrorism but rather depict a story of how certain factions of the Jewish people used their ingenuity and intelligence to survive. They are stories from Eastern Europe and the Ukraine. They are very important stories and tell of a tenacity to live, to survive.

The Story Of The Jews is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (5 episodes). The series first aired on March 25, 2014.

The Story Of The Jews is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Story Of The Jews on demand atAmazon Prime, Amazon, iTunes online.

1 Season, 5 Episodes
March 25, 2014
Documentary & Biography, History
Cast: Simon Schama
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The Story Of The Jews Full Episode Guide

Season 1 5 full episodes
  • Episode 5 - Return

    Exploring how the Holocaust and the creation of Israel have changed what it means to be Jewish in modern times.

  • Episode 4 - Over the Rainbow

    Exploring the lost world of the shtetl, the Jewish towns and villages dotted across the hinterlands of Eastern Europe, which became a unique Jewish culture.

  • Episode 3 - A Leap of Faith

    Simon examines a special moment where Enlightenment thinkers and Revolutionary armies brought walls down allowing Jews to weave their wisdom into life of modern Europe.

  • Episode 2 - Among Believers
  • Episode 1 - In the Beginning

    Simon looks back 3,000 years to the tribal group of people and their book, the Hebrew Bible, a chronicle of their stormy relationship with a faceless, jealous, formless God. The identity of the ancient Jews has been defined by their loyalty to this "God of Words".