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Eight British Jews explore what it means to be Jewish in Britain today. The group reflect on how perceptions of Israel affect them here at home.

In a two-part series, eight British Jews with a broad range of opinions, beliefs and practices, go on a journey to explore what it means to be Jewish in Britain today and examine some of the most pressing questions and challenges facing the Jewish community at home and
in Israel.

In the first episode, the group meet in Manchester, home to the UK's largest Jewish community outside of London. After getting to know each other, and discovering their differences, they explore what antisemitism looks and feels like in modern Britain and reflect on how perceptions of Israel affect them here at home. They meet the owner of a local restaurant which has been attacked a number of times in recent years and talk to a Labour MP who has been the focus of abuse online. The group go on to meet with Jewish students, where they hear how they have needed security when they have held Israel events on campus.

The group then travel to Israel, the country many of the group call their homeland. Starting their journey on a Kibbutz, a communal farm, they get some stark reminders of the realities of life in the Jewish State and meet a young American woman who has volunteered to serve in the Israeli Defense Forces.

59 minutes

Last on

Tue 4 Sep 2018 21:00

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Role Contributor
Narrator Stephen Mangan
Executive Producer Nick Catliff
Executive Producer Lisa Edwards
Series Producer Lucie Kon
Production Manager Emma Falkus
Production Manager Tracey Bagley
Production Manager Isabelle Burn
Producer Ollie Elliot
Director Ollie Elliot
Producer Will Fegen
Director Will Fegen
Producer Hannah Horan
Director Hannah Horan
Producer Caroline Menzies
Director Caroline Menzies
Producer Luke Proctor
Director Luke Proctor
Producer Sam Palmer
Director Sam Palmer
Assistant Producer Alex Mattholie
Assistant Producer Strahila Royachka
Re-recording mixer Peter Rowe
Editor Dominic Hutton
Editor Matthew Dodd-Noble
Editor Liz Roe
Editor Matt Briggs
Editor Roger Portersfield
Sound Sam Matthewson
Sound Nadine Richardson
Production Company Lion Television