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Episode Three: 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 very fabric of modern life in Europe.
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  • Woody Whit-akers

    please use hIstorically correct images

  • Sheldon Gruber

    I am so looking forward to this program and to reading the 2 books. We are who we are and that is a good thing not just for us but for all mankind.

  • Lori

    Fantastic program- I’m spellbound and captivated by the history and scenery! Simon is the best!

  • Kaycee

    There really is no world history without the history of the Jews. Wonderfully presented information and emotionally compelling.

  • Susana Torres

    I just saw all the episodes, Absolute amazing.Great learning experience, so many things that I had no idea about Jew history. A priceless way to connect with other cultures!!!

About The Story of the Jews

Emmy-Award winner Simon Schama brings to life Jewish history and experience in The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama. This five-hour series follows Schama as he travels from Russia and the Ukraine to Egypt, Israel and Spain, exploring the imprint that Jewish culture has made on the world and the drama of suffering, resilience and rebirth that has gone with it.
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