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Jonathan D. Sarna

Jonathan D. Sarna

Jonathan D. Sarna is the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University and chief historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History. His most recent book, with Benjamin Shapell, is Lincoln and the Jews: A History.

A Symposium Norman Podhoretz has been writing for COMMENTARY for 57 years, was its editor in chief for 35 years, and was its editor at large...

Henry Ford and the Jews: The Mass Production of Hate by Neil Baldwin Public Affairs. 432 pp. $27.50 Why do they hate us? This question, all too familiar...

“It’s continuity, stupid.” So reads a sign prominently displayed in the office of a Jewish community agency in a major American city. Jewish continuity, indeed, is...

Generations The Warburgs: The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family. by Ron Chernow. Random House. 820 pp. $30.00. The history of the Warburg family begins modestly enough in...

A century ago, on October 12, 1892, the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s landing in the New World was celebrated with great fanfare all across...

Generations Mostly Morgenthaus: A Family History. by Henry Morgenthau III. Ticknor & Fields. 501 pp. $27.50. Storybook histories of old-line German-Jewish families in America resemble one another to a...

Never, perhaps, has criticism of the state of Israel by American Jews been so open, so widespread, and so bitter as it is today. Some of...

“Federation Judaism” Sacred Survival: The Civil Religion of American Jews. by Jonathan Woocher. Indiana University Press. 254 pp. $25.00. The term civil religion, popularized by Robert Bellah in a...

“Sir Oracle” Selected Letters of Cyrus Adler. by Ira Robinson. Jewish Publication Society. Vol. 1, 403 pp. Vol. 2, 398 pp. $50.00. When Cyrus Adler graduated from the University...

The German Period Encounter with Emancipation: The German Jews in the United States 1830-1914. by Naomi W. Cohen. Jewish Publication Society. 407 pp. $25.95. After years of being scorned...

Alternative to New York Jewish Life in Philadelphia 1830-1940. by Murray Friedman. ISHI Publications. 353 pp. $19.95. American Jewish communities of all sizes and in every region of the...