The Jews: A People's History

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A five-part miniseries covering 4,000 years of Jewish history, Jews: A People's History begins with the origins of the Jewish people in the Middle East, and traces their arduous journey to early-21st Century Judaism. By seeking clues about Judaism at archeological excavation sites, cultural hubs, and in written accounts of the Jewish Diaspora, the filmmakers offer deeper insight into the plight of the Jewish people, and enlighten viewers about the historical evolution of their ...
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Overview

A five-part miniseries covering 4,000 years of Jewish history, Jews: A People's History begins with the origins of the Jewish people in the Middle East, and traces their arduous journey to early-21st Century Judaism. By seeking clues about Judaism at archeological excavation sites, cultural hubs, and in written accounts of the Jewish Diaspora, the filmmakers offer deeper insight into the plight of the Jewish people, and enlighten viewers about the historical evolution of their faith.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/24/2009
  • UPC: 032031442993
  • Original Release: 2006
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  • Source: Kultur Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 4:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 50,908

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Nina Koshofer Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Jews: A People's History
1. Introduction [2:12]
2. The Book of Exodus [4:57]
3. The Ten Commandments [4:31]
4. The Promised Land [1:37]
5. The Shrine In Shiloh [3:15]
6. King David [2:49]
7. The City of David [3:27]
8. Religious Customs [1:48]
9. The Gihon Tunnel [3:01]
10. Exiles In Babylon [5:17]
11. The Torah [5:10]
12. Influence of Greek Culture [2:37]
13. Judas Maccabeus & Chanukah [5:13]
14. King Herod the Great [5:53]
15. Credits [1:04]
1. Introduction [:59]
2. The Crucifixion of Jesus [2:59]
3. Yochanan Ben Zakkai [2:06]
4. Destruction of the Temple Mount [2:39]
5. Early Synagogues [4:13]
6. Masada [4:37]
7. Rabbi Judah Hanasi & Bet Shearim [1:34]
8. The Mishnah [4:42]
9. The Babylonian Talmud [4:52]
10. The Islamic Empire [3:19]
11. Jewish Community In Baghdad [2:55]
12. Maimonides & Sephardic Jews [5:50]
13. Moroccan Jews [4:05]
14. Maimonides In Egypt [6:59]
15. Credits [1:04]
1. Introduction [1:00]
2. King Charlemagne [2:24]
3. The Ashkenazi Jews [5:33]
4. Jewish Religion & Women [2:29]
5. The First Crusade [7:34]
6. The Jewish Quarter In Cologne [3:43]
7. Thomas of Monmouth & St. William [3:10]
8. Hatred & Suspicion [1:45]
9. Identifying Symbols & Clothing [3:54]
10. The Black Death [5:36]
11. The Iberian Peninsula [6:19]
12. Jews Convert to Christianity [3:37]
13. The Spanish Inquisition [4:43]
14. Credits [1:06]
Disc #2 -- The Jews: A People's History
1. Introduction [1:25]
2. Dona Gracia Mendes [2:49]
3. The Ghetto of Venice [2:25]
4. Jews Living In Secret [5:03]
5. Martin Luther [2:10]
6. Gracia Mendes In Constantinople [5:37]
7. The Jewish Quarter In Krakow [3:53]
8. The Kazimierz Community [5:06]
9. The Star of David [3:39]
10. The Golem [1:56]
11. The Chemielnicki Revolt [8:08]
12. The Jewish Community In Amsterdam [4:25]
13. The Sephardic Jews [3:57]
14. Jewish Wedding Ceremony [1:24]
15. Credits [:55]
1. Introduction [:59]
2. Moses Mendelsshon [9:00]
3. The Czernowitz Jews [3:17]
4. Mary Antin [3:25]
5. Shtetls of the Ukraine [4:49]
6. Hasidism [2:54]
7. Immigrants In America [3:19]
8. Jewish Community of New York City [4:02]
9. Theodor Herzi & the Zionists [8:35]
10. German Jews [1:45]
11. World War I & Anti-Semitism [4:03]
12. The National Socialist Movement [3:46]
13. The Yad Vashem Memorial [1:56]
14. Credits [1:03]
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