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WATCH: Historian Simon Schama on “The Story of the Jews”

April 1, 2014

Historian Simon Schama at the Aspen Institute.

Award-winning historian, author, and documentarian Simon Schama recently spoke at the Aspen Institute as part of the Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series to discuss his new book, “The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE-1492).” Moderated by PBS NewsHour chief correspondent for arts, culture, and society, Jeffrey Brown, the witty and engaging historian traces the history of the Jews across three millennia, from their ancient tribal beginnings to today.

The book ties in with a PBS and BBC television series of the same name, with the second installment airing on April 1st (check your local listings for specific air times).