Despite these trials, through the eyes of the individuals interviewed, we learn that Jewish communities were close-knit and often even joyous places to live. This world was imbued with the spiritual and religious treasures of Jewish civilization, and bound together by the polyglot language, Yiddish. This Emmy Award winning Documentary explores everything from the fascinating language of Yiddish to the Rabbis and Rebbes who often ran the communities to the powerful Jewish movements of Hasidism, Bundism and Zionism. Aired nationally on PBS, this version contains over 20 minutes of bonus footage and interviews not seen in the broadcast.