"The Story of the Jews, From the Beginning" series on PBS

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  1. RayGator

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    PBS will begin an historical series this evening at 8:00 P.M. entitled "The Story of the Jews, from the Beginning." It is suppose to cover several thousands of years of history of the Jewish people. It will run on Tuesdays from March 25th through April 1st. With Passover not being that far away I think that may be the reason for having it at this time.

    This evening's first segment of the series is scheduled for 2 hours. I'm not sure if all of the segments will be 2 hours or not. I think it should be interesting and am looking forward to seeing it. I always like things of a historical nature.

    This historical series was written by Simon Schama, a Jewish professor of history at Columbia.
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    I thought it was interesting. But not much attention here. I guessed wrong.
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    Ray, there is no guessing what will attract posts around here. Sounds like an interesting series though. I read a book several years ago which covered Jewish history from it's earliest beginnings and found it fascinating. Only problem is I have already forgotten much of it.
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    The Jewish people are one of the most fascination peoples on Earth... It's a must see, IMHO.
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    They previewed this on NPR, sounded pretty interesting.
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    Here's the synopsis for a Jewish prayer:
    They tried to kill us.
    We won.
    Let's eat.
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    Newswire:

    GOD NAMES NEXT "CHOSEN PEOPLE"; ITS JEWS AGAIN:

    "Oh sh**!", say Jews.

    from satirewire.com
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    What annoys me about programs like this is the music. Why can't the narrator just speak without flutes and what-not? It's like being in a restaurant with that damn piped-in music.
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    I think the way to attract replies is painfully obvious. Depressing. But obvious.

    I wish I had the bandwidth to watch this.
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    Thanks for the link Lacuna.
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    Me too. May wait until they are on demand so I can watch the whole thing at once.
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    Nothing like binge-watchin' 5000 years of Jewish history on a Saturday night. :)
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    Great idea. Grab a big plate of pork ribs and a platter of shrimp, kick back, enjoy. ;)
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    Well, I didn't necessarily mean in one sitting. (though I have spent an afternoon watching "Baseball").

    Funny stuff guys!
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    Jews have a story ?

    Who knew ?
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    PBS, apparently.

    And now Ray. CHF soon...
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    Haven't we been indoctrinated enough about Jews by Jews?
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    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 on PBS.

    8:00 P.M. (Repeated at 1:00 A.M.)
    The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama.
    Part 3 of 5.

    9:00 P.M. (Repeated at 2:00 A.M.)
    The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama.
    Part 4 of 5.

    10:00 P.M. (Repeated at 3:00 A.M. ? can't confirm.)
    The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama.
    The Holocaust and Israel.

    11:00 P.M.
    Israel: The Royal Tour.

    (Apologize for not getting this info posted earlier. Been having some problems.)

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    You really have to admire such a resilient, hard-working group of people.

    40 years wandering in the desert all because someone dropped a quarter. Now that takes dedication.

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