Mobile Public Library: Jewish American Heritage Month

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Date(s) - May 6, 2018
1:30 pm

Ben May Main Library


Join the Mobile Public Library for a special screening of the PBS series, The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama. In Episode 3: A Leap of Faith and Episode 4: Over the Rainbow, Simon Schama discusses how for the Jews, enlightenment was a bright hopeful moment. He travels to Eastern Europe to consider the Jews’ profound impact. Streaming of this five-part series is made possible by Kanopy. For more information, please call 208-7079. To find out more about Kanopy, check out our website at

Award-winning author and historian Simon Schama has written and presented 50 documentaries on art, literature, and history throughout his illustrious career. The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama, follows him as he travels from Russia and the Ukraine to Egypt, Israel and Spain, exploring the imprint that Jewish culture has made on the world and the drama of suffering, resilience and rebirth that has gone with it. The five-part series is, at the same time, a personal journey for Schama, who has been immersed in Jewish history since his postwar childhood in London.