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For 10 years, you have trusted ZMAN to inform, inspire, and entertain the entire family in a way that stays true to Torah values. Now, we are delighted to expand your options with the introduction of our dedicated digital streaming platform—the first of its kind, offering a steady release of fresh, in-depth documentaries, in the Torah community. Enjoy a wide range of fascinating topics, with content you know you can trust, for the whole family.
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Plagues That Changed The World-A Two-Part Series
In light of the ongoing pandemic, ZMAN examines the history of epidemic diseases and the profound ways they changed the world. Each one involves its own medical drama as society and individuals come to grips with a world filled with deadly pathogens. Learn about their effects, the race to find vaccines—and how they finally ended.
- The Black Death—History’s most deadly pandemic that forever changed the face of Europe.
- The Spanish Flu—Why it was so deadly is a mystery to this day.
- Polio—The terror, and how it was defeated.
- Ebola—The deadly virus and the accidental vaccine.
- Cholera—An almost-forgotten disease brought back by human negligence.
Keeping Coronavirus A Secret At The Expense Of 7.8 Billion People
How could a deadly epidemic, with the potential to cause a worldwide disaster, strike Wuhan, China—a city of 11 million tech-savvy people—with virtually no details leaking to the world at large? Learn how China has implemented a vast censorship system to maintain an iron grip on the internet usage of its 1.4 billion citizens—a system that has been used to keep the world in the dark for months about a looming danger to every nation on Earth.
Can Biohacking Stop Epidemics?
Within the last decade, scientists have revealed a revolutionary technology that enables them to edit DNA with ease, offering the promise of improving crops, enhancing animals, and curing genetic diseases. But could it also create a nightmarish reality of made-to-order human beings? Learn about CRISPR and the “biohacking” movement.
How Entire Countries Keep “Dangerous” Information Out
We supposedly live in the “Information Age,” but in some countries, access to information is censored, manipulated or denied entirely. These are the top 10 countries that use sophisticated technology to make sure their citizens only see online what their governments want them to see.
The Man Who Immortalized “Believe It Or Not!”
Ever hear about the chicken that survived without a head for 18 months, the man who played piano with no hands, or the man with a horn growing out of his head? Robert Ripley traveled the world seeking out oddities for his incredibly popular Believe It Or Not! series. Was he a charlatan, a journalist, or merely an entertainer?
Amazing Kids That Made The Headlines
It’s not every day that children are featured in the news, but when a child makes headlines, the circumstances are bound to be extraordinary—if not completely bizarre. Watch an array of curious reports all about kids that have captured the interest of the media and the public.
A Story Of Survival Against All Odds
James Scott was an Australian medical student who came to scenic Nepal to volunteer at a hospital. Before starting his service, he decided to hike in the nearby Himalayan mountains, featuring the world’s highest elevations. While enjoying a thrilling climb where he saw breathtaking vistas at over 10,000 feet above sea level, Scott suddenly found himself stranded by a heavy blizzard that lasted for days and left him with no food or drink.
Scott’s sister feared the worst, but spared no time and expense in trying to bring home her missing brother. Rescue workers searching for Scott were thrown off by misinformation that cost them weeks. Would he be found alive? Is it possible for a human being to survive so long in wet, freezing conditions… and without food?
Populated with buildings and all the trappings of a city—but no residents to be found…
Empty roadways… Shuttered stores… Deserted parks… There are places around the world that maintain a year-long silence. With all the trappings of a city—roads, stores, and houses—these settlements are devoid of human inhabitants. Take a tour of ghost towns—eerily abandoned cities that once pulsated with life, but are now desolate and forsaken.
Airplanes that Disappeared without a Trace – A Two-Part Series
On March 8, 2014 Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared. The large commercial aircraft with 239 passengers on board was about 40 minutes into a 6-hour flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it stopped communicating with air-traffic controllers and changed course. More than two dozen countries searched from land, air, space and sea for any visible sign of the plane. Weeks of intense searching produced nothing. The plane simply disappeared.
But this was not the first time in history that an aircraft mysteriously disappeared. Read the stories of other airplanes that mysteriously vanished.
International Curious Contests that Really Happen...
ZMAN brings you a collection of funny-but-true contests which actually take place. If you ever wondered about such vitally important facts like which country boasts the world beard champion, who participates in the festival hosted by the National Association of Tired People (NAP for short), who has the fastest lawn mower, who makes the oddest grimaces, who irons shirts in the weirdest places, who tosses cell phones the farthest, etc. then you have come to the right address.
The Bank Robbery That Found Hostages Siding With Their Captors and Turning Against Their Rescuers
When a bank robber broke into a bank in Stockholm, Sweden, and took several employees hostage, the situation was difficult enough. But when the hostages started siding with their captors and turning against their rescuers, matters took on a twisted shade of weird. Things got so far out of hand that when the police were finally able to free them, the hostages refused to cooperate! According to the dictionary, the “Stockholm syndrome” is the psychological tendency of a hostage to bond with, identify with, or sympathize with his or her captor. Learn about the dramatic account of how “Stockholm Syndrome” got its name!