Historical Events Of The Woman Of Masada In The Dovekeepers

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I enjoy historical based movies and books that is why I am super excited about Roma Downing’s The Dovekeepers Miniseries which airs on CBS, today  March 31 thru Wednesday, April 1. This two-night miniseries is based on the New York Times bestselling novel of the same title written by Alice Hoffman. 



Set in ancient Israel, The Dovekeepers is based on the true events at Masada in 70 C.E. After being forced out of their home in Jerusalem by the Romans, 900 Jews were ensconced in a fortress at Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. Besieged at Masada, the Jews held out for months against the vast Roman armies.


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The Dovekeepers recounts the events from the perspective of a few extraordinary women who arrive at Masada with unique back stories, but a common bond for survival. Additionally, these women, who work together daily as dovekeepers, are all concealing substantial secrets.  I found this relationship with these women the best part of the series.  Through their difficulties they found love and commonality with each other.  They remain strong with each other’s encouragement.


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Not only is it a story about women who work together but the tales of heroism by the Jews against the Roman armies are heroic!  With only 900 Jewish men, women and children they were able to stand firm against the thousands of Romans. This in itself made the movie a sit on the edge of your seat, anxiously awaiting what will happen next!


See the twists and turns of this miniseries which airs on CBS tonight at  9/8  c.  You can find more Dovekeepers on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. 


This is a sponsored post on CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Studios’ and their PR Company.  All views and opinions are honest and of my own.  Mama to 5 Blessings is disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.   



  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I am actually really looking forward to this movie. It sounds like it’s going to be awesome.

  2. I have this movie bookmarked, too. Would love to see it.

  3. I actually just ordered this book and am looking forward to reading (and reviewing) it! I am going to try really hard to stay awake to watch this mini series tonight and tomorrow night!!

  4. brook devis says:


  5. This looks like an epic period movie. The battle between the Jews and the Romans is rich of story material that can make this movie interesting.

  6. I see Roma Downey is involved. I know it will be great!

  7. I have seen the commercials for this! Sounds like it would be a good movie to watch!

  8. I hadn’t hear of this one, but I do enjoy the actress, Cote de Pablo. She was great on NCIS.

  9. Sounds like a great movie. Will definitely keep this one on my to watch list.

  10. Sounds great! Wish we had cable so I could catch this! I will have to try to see it some other way!

  11. I have never heard of this show. I will need to try and DVR the first few episodes to see if I like it.

  12. This mini-series sounds really interesting. Maybe my boyfriend and I will watch it together.

  13. Another movie to put on my must see list. Looks good!

  14. Angelic Sinova says:

    I love a good miniseries! I keep seeing commercials for this and at first I was interested but the more I see it the more I want to at least check the first episode out <3

  15. I saw commercials the other day for this! Sounds like a good movie to watch!

  16. I really want to watch this. I’ve been reading so much about it lately!

  17. Sounds like a great miniseries! I’ll give it a look!

  18. This is going to be a great movie. I love movies that shed some light on some history. I can’t wait to see it

  19. This sounds great. I’ve been meaning to read the book for a long time but now I might just watch the movie first!

  20. I have heard a lot of great things about this series. I can always get behind a story that involves strong female characters.

  21. sounds like an interesting miniseries! i actually haven’t seen any commercials about it yet bc we’ve been on the road. 🙂 but we do need some new shows to watch!

  22. Sounds like a great series, with lots of moral lessons and it would be cool to learn a bit from this historical adventure!

  23. The Dove keepers miniseries sounds like it would be great to share with a Sunday school class. I bet it would make for great discussions at church.

  24. Sounds like a great movie! I love the setting and the characters in this movie.. I will watch it.

  25. katherine says:

    I am Jewish and I’m excited for this. I think they could have picked someone better than Sam Neill though

  26. Thanks for sharing about this show. I actually don’t know this story and I’m looking forward to seeing it.

  27. That sounds like an interesting series. I will need to check that out. I love historical dramas especially when set in ancient times.

  28. I am not familiar with it but i am glad to have read it on here, the actress shown above is one of my fav so i will definitely be watching

  29. Debbie Denny says:

    I am sitting here biting nails waiting for the second half now. Awesome.

  30. I love Alice Hoffman’s books. I will have to check this one out on TV and print!

  31. I missed it. Day late, dollar short. It does sound like it was a good one to watch.

  32. Oh my — this looks good. I need to set my DVR to recording this. Love the actress!

  33. I can’t wait to watch this movie. I am sure it will be a hit

  34. Excellent review. I cannot wait to see this. It will be a hit!

  35. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    This is going to be a great movie. I will have to set a timer so i do not miss it.

  36. I had not heard of this before. I will have to check this out. Im gald you shared a review.

  37. It looks like this is going to be really good – from the commercials. I set my DVR to record but won’t be able to watch until I catch up on the weekend. Can’t wait to see it.

  38. This looks like something I would love. I love to learn more about things like this.

  39. Is this a new mini series? I haven’t seen it here, but I do remember either seeing an old one of the same title or hearing about the book. It looks very interesting though.

  40. Awesome! This is a great lesson. Thank you soo much for sharing.

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