Jonathan D. Sarna
Journalist Mark Oppenheimer visited Pittsburgh thirty-two times and conducted 250 interviews to get the story of the Tree of Life massacre right. “Years from now,” Jonathan Sarna writes, “when people want to know what happened … this is the book to which they will probably turn.”
Leading historian of American Jewry and award-winning author Jonathan Sarna is the kind of professor who can tell a great story. We thought it would be interesting to talk to…
Jonathan Sarna looks back at a time when both Reform and Orthodox Judaism in America seemed imperiled.
Seven leaders and a historian respond to Daniel Gordis’ “Requiem for a Movement.”
In 1869, President Grant received an unexpected visitor at the White House: Haim Zvi Sneersohn, a flamboyant and eccentric Chabad emmisary from Jerusalem. Bedecked in what The New York Times described as an "Oriental costume" consisting of a "rich robe of silk, a white damask surplice, a fez, and a splendid Persian shawl fastened about his waist," he strode self-confidently toward the president. Grant instinctively rose to greet him.