The Story of the Jews

This epic five-part series presented by historian Simon Schama explores the story of the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day. It begins 3,000 years ago with the emergence of a tribal people in a contested land and their extraordinary book, the Hebrew Bible, a chronicle of their stormy relationship with a faceless, formless, jealous God. The story unfolds with a dazzling cast of historical characters: Sigmund Freud dying in exile in London, Victorian evangelicals and explorers following ‘in the footsteps’ of Moses, Jewish mercenaries living, prospering and inter-marrying in the pagan land of Egypt, Messianic Jews dreaming of the Apocalypse and a Jewish historian, Josephus, who witnessed first-hand the moment when the apocalypse finally came and the Romans destroyed the Jewish High Temple in Jerusalem.


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  • The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama
Deutsch English עברית svenska
  • TheTVDB.com Series ID 272658
  • Status Ended
  • Airs Sunday, at 9:00pm
  • Networks BBC
  • Runtimes 59 minutes (5 episodes)
  • Genres Documentary
  • On Other Sites IMDB
  • Episode Screenshot Format 16:9 Screencap
  • Favorited This series has been favorited by 24 people.
  • Created August 27, 2013 by krjtx
  • Modified March 27, 2016 by Administrator

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