For additional digital leasing and purchase options contact a media consultant at 800-257-5126
(press option 3) or

Episode 1: Ancient Origins (Diaspora Nations: The Jewish Diaspora)

Part of the Series : Diaspora Nations: A World of Altered States
DVD (Chaptered) Price: $99.95
DVD + 3-Year Streaming Price: $149.93
3-Year Streaming Price: $99.95



The Jewish diaspora is the world’s oldest. Jews began leaving Israel nearly 3000 years ago with the invasion of Judea by the Assyrian Empire. The destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70AD caused the dispersal of many Jews to other parts of the Middle East and North Africa including Alexandria in Egypt and Algeria. Jewish communities then established themselves in the Iberian Peninsula and in Europe during the Middle Ages. The Spanish Inquisition led to another dispersal in the 15th and 16th centuries with many Jews leaving for Morocco, Venice, Istanbul, and the newly independent Netherlands. Jews were prevented from living in England for more than 500 years until The Restoration under Charles the 2nd in 1660 when communities of Jews arrived. Eastern Europe was where a majority of Jews now lived. Persecuted for centuries, by 1900, three quarters of the global Jewish population of 10 million lived there, most in Russia. But pogroms in the years surrounding the Russian Revolution led to a massive wave of emigration to western Europe and to the United States and Britain. This was matched only by the massive displacement caused by the Holocaust.

Length: 24 minutes

Item#: BVL290160

ISBN: 979-8-89206-203-9

Copyright date: ©2022

Closed Captioned

Performance Rights

Prices include public performance rights.

Not available to Home Video and Publisher customers.