BBC documentary will follow eight British Jews exploring their identity
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BBC documentary will follow eight British Jews exploring their identity

Hour-long programme called 'Kibbutz' will be broadcast in the Autumn with producers saying they have “a broad range of opinions, beliefs and practices”

A Cast member praying at the top of Masada in the programme, Kibbutz, in which eight British Jews "go on a journey to examine some of the most pressing questions facing the Jewish community in 2018", part of the new BBC2 season line up.  

(Photo credit: Strahila Royachka/BBC/PA Wire)
A Cast member praying at the top of Masada in the programme, Kibbutz, in which eight British Jews "go on a journey to examine some of the most pressing questions facing the Jewish community in 2018", part of the new BBC2 season line up. (Photo credit: Strahila Royachka/BBC/PA Wire)

The BBC is to air a two-part documentary showing eight British Jews travelling around the UK and Israel exploring aspects of their Jewish identity and what it means in 2018.

The two 60-minute programmes, to be broadcast on BBC Two in the autumn, will show them in the heart of Manchester’s largely-Orthodox community, before travelling to a kibbutz, touring Israel and the West Bank.

The show, called ‘Kibbutz,’ is a new religion and ethics commission, with documentary makers saying the eight individuals have “a broad range of opinions, beliefs and practices” who will “examine some of the most pressing questions facing the Jewish community in 2018”.

As well as exploring the nature of their faith and their culture, and how it fits into modern society, they will also explore what many believe is a rise in anti-Semitism both here and abroad, meeting those affected, including Jewish students.

In Israel they will live on a kibbutz and meet people from across the religious and political divide, from Jewish settlers in Hebron to a Palestinian farmer whose land has been bulldozed by the Israeli security forces.

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