We’re taking the original Government 101 class and answering why the Israelite judges gave way to a monarchy. What does it mean to be a nation? Is it shared history, shared destiny or something more basic, like a system of rule?

The Jewish Story Explained is based on the book Letters to Auntie Fori: 5,000 Years of Jewish History and their Faith by Martin Gilbert

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Recommended series – “History of Israel Explained”

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Co-Executive Producers:
– Shmuel Katz
– Melinda Goldrich

Gold Level:
– Irving I Moskowitz Foundation
– Goldrich Family Foundation

Silver Level:
– Andrea & Larry Gill
– Betsy & Philip Darivoff

Bronze Level:
– Diane & Les Botnick

This series would not be possible without the generous support of Esther Gilbert and Michael Kagan