History/Influence Of Jews / Passover GUESTS: Thomas Cahill Author, The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels [Doubleday, 1998] Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg Author, Jews: The Essence and Character of a People [Harper San Francisco, 1998] Stan Mack Creator, Real Life Funnies Author, The Story of the Jews: A 4,000 Year Adventure [Villard, 1998] Where would Western civilization be without the contributions of the Jewish people? A new book explores this question, attributing many cherished beliefs like freedom and self-realization to a unique Jewish vision of the world. This Friday marks Passover, a celebration of emancipation that bring with it a sense of justice and a belief that tomorrow can be better than today. Join NPR's religion correspondent Lynn Neary for a look at the intellectual and philosophical gifts of the Jews.
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History/Influence Of Jews / Passover

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History/Influence Of Jews / Passover

History/Influence Of Jews / Passover

History/Influence Of Jews / Passover

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GUESTS: Thomas Cahill Author, The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels [Doubleday, 1998] Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg Author, Jews: The Essence and Character of a People [Harper San Francisco, 1998] Stan Mack Creator, Real Life Funnies Author, The Story of the Jews: A 4,000 Year Adventure [Villard, 1998] Where would Western civilization be without the contributions of the Jewish people? A new book explores this question, attributing many cherished beliefs like freedom and self-realization to a unique Jewish vision of the world. This Friday marks Passover, a celebration of emancipation that bring with it a sense of justice and a belief that tomorrow can be better than today. Join NPR's religion correspondent Lynn Neary for a look at the intellectual and philosophical gifts of the Jews.