The Great Emancipator moved us irrevocably away from Christian America rhetoric and toward a more inclusive vision.
Jane Eisner, editor-in-chief of the Forward will be appearing in conversation with Jonathan Sarna the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History and Chair of the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University. The Center for Jewish History will host the event at 7pm on Wednesday May 16.
There was a time when Jews were “undesirable.”
The leading expert on Ulysses S. Grant’s expulsion of Southern Jews says that his tomb shouldn’t go anywhere.
Only one religious group in the U.S. has a federally proclaimed month celebrating their history: the Jews. Why isn’t it a bigger deal?
Historian Jonathan Sarna weighs in on Donald Trump’s efforts to reverse various progressive moves. He thinks Trump will ultimately fail.
President-elect Trump has pledged to do away with “Happy Holidays” and “Seasons Greetings” and bring the Christmas spirit back to the White House. But Jewish activists have bigger issues of religious freedom on their minds.
When Jonathan Sarna was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 1999 at the age of 44, it changed his life.
Attorney Abraham Jonas and foot doctor Issachar Zacharie are well known friends of Abraham Lincoln. Here are three others who played an important role in his remarkable life.
As far as we know, Abraham Lincoln never said, ‘Some of my best friends are Jewish.’ But he certainly could have, as a landmark new book from Jonathan Sarna and Benjamin Shapell reveals.