Heritage: Civilization and the Jews

Heritage: Civilization and the Jews

The series traces the origins and traditions of the Jewish community.
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Episode Guide

  • Heritage: Civilization and the Jews - Into the Future: 1945-Present (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Into the Future: 1945-Present

    The rise of Zionism forces the British to turn over the Palestinian question to the United Nations.

  • Heritage: Civilization and the Jews - Out of the Ashes: 1917-1945 (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Out of the Ashes: 1917-1945

    Personal recollections and film trace the rise of Nazism from the late 1920s through the Holocaust.

  • Heritage: Civilization and the Jews - The Golden Land - The American Jewish Experience: 1654-1932 (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    The Golden Land - The American Jewish Experience: 1654-1932

    Jewish immigration brings the influence of ancient traditions of freedom and law to the emerging American nation.

  • Heritage: Civilization and the Jews - Roads From the Ghetto: 1789-1917 (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Roads From the Ghetto: 1789-1917

    The French Revolution's call for equality begins the struggle for Jewish emancipation.

  • Heritage: Civilization and the Jews - The Search for Deliverance: 1492-1789 (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Search for Deliverance: 1492-1789

    The Jewish role during the Renaissance and the Reformation is chronicled from their expulsion from Spain in 1492 to the French Revolution in 1789.

  • Heritage: Civilization and the Jews - The Crucible of Europe: Ninth to Fifteenth Centuries (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    The Crucible of Europe: Ninth to Fifteenth Centuries

    The evolution of Jewish life and law in the Middle Ages.

  • Heritage: Civilization and the Jews - The Shaping of Traditions: First to Ninth Centuries (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The Shaping of Traditions: First to Ninth Centuries

    The teachings of Jesus and the Roman destruction of the Second Temple divide and scatter the Jewish people.

  • Heritage: Civilization and the Jews - The Power of the Word: Sixth Century B.C.E. to Second Century B.C.E. (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    The Power of the Word: Sixth Century B.C.E. to Second Century B.C.E.

    The consolidation of the Jewish people through the development of their laws, ideas and traditions, plus their conflicts with Greek and Roman civilizations.

  • Heritage: Civilization and the Jews - A People Is Born: Thirteenth Century B.C.E. to Sixth Century B.C.E. (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    A People Is Born: Thirteenth Century B.C.E. to Sixth Century B.C.E.

    Abba Eban traces the origins of the Jewish people and the theory of a single universal god.

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