'The Story of the Jews’: A tale of schmaltz and subversiveness
BBC2 documentary miniseries shows us that Judaism has a long history of competing narratives.
Somewhere around halfway through the first episode of “The Story of the Jews,” a five-part documentary miniseries that began last week on BBC2, the prime-time show seems to be diving head-first into a vat of schmaltz and losing its serious credentials. After triumphant footage of Torah reading in a cavernous and ornate synagogue, the show features British historian Simon...
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