The Jewish Americans: A Series by David Grubin DVD

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This six-hour documentary follows 350 years of Jewish-American history, from the first settlement in the 17th century to the present, and explores the experience of immigration and assimilation. Liev Schreiber narrates.
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This six-hour documentary follows 350 years of Jewish-American history, from the first settlement in the 17th century to the present, and explores the experience of immigration and assimilation. Liev Schreiber narrates.

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Interview with David Grubin
Deleted Scene (cooking segment)

Producer: David Grubin Productions/ WETA
Production Year: 2007
Rating: TV-PG
Narrator: Liev Schreiber
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 360 minutes
Language Track: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

15 Reviews
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Cannon
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
THE JEWISH AMERICANS
Review by Cannon on 07/17/20 review stating THE JEWISH AMERICANS
Well done as only PBS can do it. There was much I learned of the early history of the Jews in America and how assimilation changed the course of many of their lives. Ive always known the impact they had on American culture...I also learned how much they love America, but I trully believe thats always been a given... Jews are about family, education,success and tradition..When they were descriminated againstthey found a way to mend it amongst themselves..Your series made me even prouder to be an AMERICAN JEW.
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Katya
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Its a Keeper
Review by Katya on 07/17/20 review stating Its a Keeper
This program was so well-done, and so good that I had to share it with my family and bought the DVD-- its a keeper. I love the music-- received the CD as a gift, and only wish there was more. It prompted our family to look more deeply into our Jewish roots. Just beautiful in every respect!
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Lisa
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent!
Review by Lisa on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent!
excellent documentary. have watched it many times. always seem to learn something new.
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Frank G.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Jewish American Culture
Review by Frank G. on 07/17/20 review stating Jewish American Culture
A amazing expose and study of secular Jewish culture in the last 500 years.
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Joseph
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A truly great series!
Review by Joseph on 07/17/20 review stating A truly great series!
Extremely well documented, with extraordinary footage and photos Id never seen before, and fascinating interviews with the descendants of those who survived the Holocaust and those how perished. Though it has a solid scholarly background, it makes for riveting watching, not only for Jews and Americans but, for all who care about mankind! I would have gladly paid twice as much as I did for it! Thank you PBS for this treasure!
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My O.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
I have shared this as a gift for many!
Review by My O. on 07/17/20 review stating I have shared this as a gift for many!
This DVD was used to add aditional visuals for a class I attended on the topic covering Jewish authors and performers. It is fabulous!
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Sandy S.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
The Jewish Americans
Review by Sandy S. on 07/17/20 review stating The Jewish Americans
I saw this series twice on PBS and liked it a lot. I learned a lot even though I am Jewish; 2nd generation. I was only familiar with the Jews that arrived in America from Eastern Europe during the turn of the century. I recommend this DVD to everyone of all religious faiths and cultures. I particularly liked the variety contained in the documentary- interviews with celebrities, photography, movie clips and music; kept me interested.
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Teach
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Jews building the U S
Review by Teach on 07/17/20 review stating Jews building the U S
I learned so much. It was so enjoyable watching on tv, I decided to buy it, to have and to share with friends.
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Jewish V.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
History Personal Memory
Review by Jewish V. on 07/17/20 review stating History Personal Memory
I viewed Disc 1 as interesting history; but Disc 2 became very personal. My family immigrated to the US and were taught to be very suspicious of the Government. I remember an older aunt telling me that no country ever welcomed Jews and we should always be prepared to be forced to move. She remembered the removal of the Japanese Americans from the West Coast and said we would be next. Instead, WW2 became a major landmark moment of acceptance, exactly as described. Exceptionally informative, especially as it describes the generation of my parents and myself. Ive given it to my grandchildren to help them understand who they are as they prepare for their bar mitzvahs.
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Big A.
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
the jewish americans
Review by Big A. on 07/17/20 review stating the jewish americans
very interesting history of what so maney jewish people contributed so much to our country.
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Taltaltula
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A must see
Review by Taltaltula on 07/17/20 review stating A must see
Well, I happen to love Jews and there are Jews in my family so what can I say... I loved it. Jews in America have helped in the making of this country in so many ways. Remarkably, most of the Jews arriving in America had no relatives and no money and they all succeeded superseeding all other immigrants from the world, even despite being rejected and secluded in certain areas. Im happy theyre still around with us. Im proud of the Jews in America, I think every one should see this well done documentary.
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Big J.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Kind of interesting.
Review by Big J. on 07/17/20 review stating Kind of interesting.
It explains the understanding for the ways Jews make up the business industries as well as most of American Heritage. Whatever we hear and read, it might be of the Jewish ideas spread into our lives.
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Aunt D.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
For people of all ages
Review by Aunt D. on 07/17/20 review stating For people of all ages
I originally bought this DVD for my nephews, ages 14 and 12. They are African American and Russian Jews. We watched over several days and discussed the presentation. It was a learning experience for all of us and I would recommend it to all.
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Van
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great History Perspective
Review by Van on 07/17/20 review stating Great History Perspective
very informative and well done
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Jim
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Best product with better service
Review by Jim on 07/17/20 review stating Best product with better service
The DVD renders an insight to any curious outsiders who are zealous to figure out whai is an authentic microcosm for American Jews and impartial picture of how they flourish on the God blessed new continent.


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