Sunday, February 24, 2013

New BBC series on Judaism

SIMON SCHAMA writes in the Financial Times about his upcoming BBC series, "The Story of the Jews": Wandering star. The first section describes a visit to Elephantine Island and has a good discussion of the Judean community that lived there in the fifth century BCE. The Dura Europos synagogue also comes up in the article, as do the Jews of Chochin in India.