How did the Jewish philosophy and perception of God revolutionize the world as we know it today?
This is episode 1 of a new 6-episode series about Jewish History.
**Subtitles in Spanish**
Produced for The Seven Schwartz Brothers Leadership Trust
“Certainly, the world without the Jews would have been a radically different place. Humanity might have eventually stumbled upon all the Jewish insights. But we cannot be sure. All the great conceptual discoveries of the human intellect seem obvious and inescapable once they had been revealed, but it requires a special genius to formulate them for the first time. The Jews had this gift. To them, we owe the idea of equality before the law, both divine and human; of the sanctity of life and the dignity of human person; of the individual conscience and so a personal redemption; of collective conscience and so of social responsibility; of peace as an abstract ideal and love as the foundation of justice, and many other items which constitute the basic moral furniture of the human mind. Without Jews it might have been a much emptier place.”
– Paul Johnson
(Historian, author of “A History of The Jews”)