The Story of the Jews

 
  

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Episode Three: A Leap of Faith

The Enlightenment era, when Jews integrated into mainstream European life, is recalled. One area that proved fruitful for music, as exemplified by the careers of composers Giacomo Meyerbeer and Felix Mendelssohn.

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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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