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The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama

The Beginning (1 of 5) (#101)

The story of the Jewish experience highlights ancient Jews, explorers and historical characters. [56 minutes] TV-PG Closed Captioning Descriptive Video Service

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Series Description: This series, written and hosted by noted historian and scholar Simon Schama, offers a comprehensive story of the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day. It is an epic odyssey and Schama's personal journey of discovery into a world that has been calling him throughout his working life. Though the series will feature a wide variety of interviewees ranging from academics (Rabbi Allen Nadler; professors Elisheva Carlebach, Aron Rodrigue, Robert Wistrich and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.) to writers, politicians, artists and musicians (Emmanuel Ax and Itzhak Perlman), Schama is the "face" of the series.

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