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Heritage: Civilization and the Jews
     

Heritage: Civilization and the Jews

Director: Alan Rosenthal, Eugene Marner, Howard Enders, Julian Krainin

Cast: Alan Rosenthal, Eugene Marner, Howard Enders, Julian Krainin

 
This Peabody award-winning documentary comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. The lengthy documentary is stretched out over three DVDs. A bonus disc offers supplemental maps and excerpts from the Encyclopedia Judaica. However,

Overview

This Peabody award-winning documentary comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. The lengthy documentary is stretched out over three DVDs. A bonus disc offers supplemental maps and excerpts from the Encyclopedia Judaica. However, those with a DVD-ROM drive will have access to a wealth of material including hundreds of annotated historical documents, hundrends of maps, thousands of essays, thousands of encyclopedia entries, over 100 interactive multimedia presentations, and a searchable index for all of these materials. This fascinating disc actually gives the owner the ability to educate oneself about world and Jewish history. This is a superb set of DVDs.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/30/2001
UPC:
0037429160329
Rating:
NR
Source:
Homevision

Special Features

Supplemental maps and excerpts from Encyclopedia Judaica; DVD-ROM features:; Over 650 translated and annotated historical documents; 541 map views with over 2,250 explanatory essays; 33 expert advisors/consultants from 21 universities and academic institutions; Over 3,600 encyclopedia articles; Over 4,000 captions for nine hours of original series video; Over 100 interactive multimedia presentations containing over 800 historical images; Virtually unlimited bookmarking system; Built-in help documentary; Fully word- and category- searchable index of over 7,000 multimedia elements

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc One
0. Chapters
0. A People Is Born (3100-586 BCE)
1. Introduction [5:49]
2. Mesopotamia [11:29]
3. Caanan [4:19]
4. Egypt [7:27]
5. Israel [5:53]
6. Building a Nation [12:33]
7. Two Kingdoms [4:03]
8. Babylonian Exile [4:35]
0. The Power of the World (586 BCE-72 CE)
1. Introduction [4:07]
2. Babylon [6:21]
3. Persia [6:15]
4. Greece [8:26]
5. The Maccabees [6:43]
6. Rome [:00]
7. Judean Uprising [14:21]
0. The Shaping of Traditions (30-732)
1. Roman Empire [8:33]
2. Jewish Sects [10:30]
3. Judea Lost [4:28]
4. The Fall of Rome [13:48]
5. Talmud [4:23]
6. The Rise of Islam [10:35]
7. Epilogue [3:05]
Side #2 -- Disc Two
0. Chapters
0. The Crucible of Europe (732-1492)
1. Islamic Spain [13:39]
2. Northern Europe [10:25]
3. Europe Awakens [12:44]
4. Social Upheaval [5:26]
5. Black Death [6:23]
6. Tragedy in Spain [8:26]
0. Search for Deliverance (1492-1789)
1. Exile From Spain [3:59]
2. Ottoman Empire [4:21]
3. The Renaissance [10:48]
4. New Worlds [10:01]
5. Ashkenazim [:00]
6. Messianism [10:08]
7. Hasidism [3:06]
8. Merchants [3:55]
9. Enlightenment [2:06]
0. Roads From the Ghetto (1789-1925)
1. Introduction [1:50]
2. Revolutions [6:14]
3. Religious Reforms [3:57]
4. 1848 Revolutions [3:07]
5. Great Britain [2:52]
6. Eastern Europe [14:09]
7. Western Europe [9:54]
8. Shaping a Future [5:30]
9. A New Century [5:48]
10. Epilogue [2:42]
Side #3 -- Disc Three
0. Chapters
0. The Golden Land (1654-1930s)
1. Introduction [4:22]
2. Colonial America [4:05]
3. Early Republic [3:55]
4. Building America [14:30]
5. Mass Immigration [29:10]
0. Out of the Ashes (1919-1947)
1. Introduction [1:40]
2. Interwar Years [2:50]
3. Eastern Europe [3:54]
4. Nazi Germany [14:32]
5. Refugees [1:50]
6. Genocide [3:47]
7. Fighting Back [10:56]
8. A Ruined World [10:37]
0. Into the Future (1880-1990s)
1. Prewar Palestine [5:46]
2. Israel Is Born [7:25]
3. The New Nation [9:18]
4. Soviet Jewry [7:03]
5. American Jewry [2:17]
6. 1990s [22:50]

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