Episode Four: Over the Rainbow

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Episode One: In the Beginning

Episode One: In the Beginning

The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama

A history of the Jewish people opens 3000 years ago.

60 min.

Episode Two: Among Believers

Episode Two: Among Believers

The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama

The medieval era, when Jews struggled.

60 min.

Episode Three: A Leap of Faith

Episode Three: A Leap of Faith

The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama

The Enlightenment era, when Jews integrated.

60 min.

Episode Four: Over the Rainbow

Episode Four: Over the Rainbow

The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama

Recalling the lost world of the shtetl.

60 min.

Episode Five: Return

Episode Five: Return

The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama

Simon Schama's history of the Jewish people concludes.

60 min.

The Story of the Jews: Preview

The Story of the Jews: Preview

The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama

Simon Schama begins his exploration of the Jewish story at the start, 3,000 years ago. Pictured: Iraq-el Amir, Jordan.


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