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Below are some suggested films from the Films on Demand database on Judaism.
A shared heritage, a spiritual belief system, a set of rules for living—these are all aspects of Judaism, but the order in which they are emphasized varies greatly within the faith. This program features opinions from four articulate and sometimes controversial adherents to the Jewish religion who share their views on differences and similarities within Judaism. Highlighting the impact of the Holocaust and contrasts between the Sephardi and Ashkenazi traditions, the program participants include Rabbi and Baroness Julia Neuberger, Rabbi Barry Marcus of the Central London Synagogue, performer Uri Geller, and Jewish Museum education director Susanna Alexander. (24 minutes)
This four-part Empires series tells the story of the Jewish people and the creation of one of the world’s earliest and most influential monotheistic religions. Accounts of major Jewish historical leaders are woven into a narrative of loss and triumph—showing viewers how the Jewish experience has informed much of humanity’s spiritual development for more than three millennia. Filmed at biblical sites in Israel, the series features elaborate reenactments along with commentary from noted historians, theologians, and archaeologists. Distributed by PBS Distribution. 4-part series, 55 minutes each.
Simon Schama presents an epic five-part series exploring the extraordinary story of the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day. Drawing on original scholarship and Schama's own family history, this is a story that is at once deeply historical and utterly contemporary, taking viewers on a journey from the Biblical past to tomorrow's front pages. Traveling the globe from the Middle East to Eastern Europe, from New York and Berlin to Cairo and Jerusalem, the story unfolds with the help of a dazzling cast of historical characters, vivid storytelling, stunning location photography, and encounters with people who live with the passions and perplexities of the Jewish story today.