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The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama is made possible by lead funding from The Paul & Irma Milstein Family. Major funding is generously provided by The Polonsky Foundation. Additional major support is provided by The Pershing Square Foundation, the Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Charitable Trust, James and Merryl Tisch, Mortimer B. Zuckerman, the David Berg Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Rose, and the Lemberg Foundation. Support is also provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.

The Story of the Jews is a five-part, five-hour public television series written and presented by historian and critic Simon Schama. Drawing on Schama’s immense scholarship, his acute and original viewpoints, and his own family history, he offers a series that is both deeply historical and bracingly contemporary. As Schama travels the globe, he tells ancient and modern stories that illuminate the passions and perplexities of today. This collection offers you access to classroom-ready videos and articles drawn from the Series broadcasts and website.