Schama's "The History of the Jews" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • BJ
    • 09.03.14 | 04:42 (IST)

    Perhaps I am being unfair, but having watched last night the first episode of this TV series I am deeply disappointed. Doubtless this is because I recently read Howard Fast's history of the Jews - a far more searching and rewarding account of the early days, at the very least. True, Schama's show is crammed full of visual delights, but I was left feeling I had feasted on a very thin soup containing the occasional bit of meat. I hope subsequent episodes will enthuse me.

    from the article: "Surrender to our verbosity!" Or at least read Simon Schama's history of the Jews
    First published 14:05 06.03.14 | Last updated 14:05 06.03.14
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