How does Israel survive against all odds? Modern-day Israel is truly a
divine wonder of the current age. How has it triumphed through four
major wars and survived relentless terrorist attacks? Meet the actual
people who lived through what can only be described as miracles of
Biblical proportions, and share their remarkable stories.
Episode 1 - The Assignment; Episode 2 - Miracle at Michmash; Episode 3
- Shula: The Girl Who Became a Spy; Episode 4 - The Miracle of
Survival: Hitler and the Holocaust; Episode 5 - A Boy Named Ezra;
Episode 6 - The Miracle of '48; Episode 7 - 1967!; Episode 8 - A
Warrior Named Kahalani; Episode 9 - The People of the Book Come Home;
Episode 10 - A Place of Miracles?; Episode 11 - Myth or Miracles?;
Episode 12 - Rescue at Entebbe; Episode 13 - In Search of a Miracle.
DVD 1: Episodes 1-3 - Shula Cohen, a married woman living in Beirut,
risks her life to become one of Israel's most famous spies. Israeli
troops in the Yom Kippur War are saved when a mysterious wind exposes
thousands of mines that imperil their lives. During World War II, the
Biblical account of Saul and Jonathan inspires a British major to
launch an improbable victory against a Turkish garrison.
DVD 2: Episodes 4-6 - An outnumbered Israeli squad is saved when
approaching enemy troops inexplicably flee. Compelling dramatizations
and interviews chronicle miraculous triumphs in Israel's fight for
independence from the British and in the establishment of a Jewish
homeland in 1948. The devastating history and haunting legacy of the
Holocaust is considered.
DVD 3: Episodes 7-9 - Avigdor Kahalani, one of Israel's most decorated
and beloved war heroes shares his incredible stories of survival and
victory in the Yom Kippur War. Considering the miracle of Israel's own
existence, her citizens share firsthand what it means to live in the
land of their forefathers.
DVD 4: Episodes 10-12 - Strange beings wielding flaming swords foil
marauding Arabs in their attempt to destroy a Jewish community.
Thousands of storks suddenly appear to devour locusts plaguing a
farming village. The subject of miracles and faith take a personal
meaning when former hostage Sarah Davidson recalls the harrowing 1976
hostage crisis that set the stage for a daring rescue mission at
DVD 5: Episode 13, Plus Extra Feature - Is Israel a place of miracles?
In this inspiring episode, Michael Greenspan concludes his
investigation and reflects on the remarkable people he has met and the
incredible stories he has heard. Series writer and director Tom Ivy
hosts Against All Odds: The Making of a Miracle, a fascinating behind
the scenes look at the creation of this extraordinary exploration of
fact and faith.
DVD 6: Against All Odds Feature Film - This feature film version
captures all the powerful drama and uplifting spirit of the stirring
thirteen-part series. Gripping dramatizations, eyewitness accounts,
and interviews with historians and religious leaders etch a
fascinating portrait of a nation's soul.
Extra Feature: Photo gallery.
6 DVD set - Run Time: 9 hours
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