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Mon Jun 11, 2018, 02:01 PM

Sir Simon Schama delivers powerful message about fighting antisemitism with Jewish history

Historian Sir Simon Schama has delivered a powerful message about how teaching Jewish history can challenge rising antisemitism.

Sir Simon, who was knighted in Friday's Queen’s Birthday Honours, recently presented the BBC series The Story Of The Jews, adapted from his three-volume history of the Jewish people, the final book of which he is still writing.

"Our Jewish community is feeling a little beleaguered, if not alarmed by the rise of antisemitism,” he told the JC.

“In spreading that story lies the power of defying and defeating stereotypes, distortions and dehumanisations, as well as celebrating the passions, wisdom and beauty of our own heritage.”

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 10:29 AM

1. I adore Schama. I loved his "Power of Art" series in book and on TV...in fact, I drew upon his

vast knowledge of art for the series of art essays I did here. I prolly stole some of his best lines in describing art

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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 02:32 PM

2. He is incredible.

Have you seen his "Story of the Jews"? It is excellent.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 04:01 PM

3. Not sure but I am aware he did write it.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 04:05 PM

4. Here's a link... (I think it is just one part.)



Enjoy!

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