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Joining us today to discuss American Jewish history is Dr. Jonathan Sarna. Dr. Sarna is a University Professor at the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History and is Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University.

Dr. Sarna became interested in American Jewish history early on in high school – and has spent close to five decades studying this topic at an advanced level. Since then, he has educated numerous students and worked on over 30 books. These publications include American Judaism: A History, When General Grant Expelled the Jews,  and Lincoln and the Jews: A History.

In this episode, you will discover:

  • When and where the early Jewish communities began in the United States.
  • From where Jewish people relocated to the U.S.
  • The impact of persecution on the Jewish peoples’ immigration history.

Jewish communities have faced hardships throughout history, yet they still find a way to persevere and make a lasting mark on the world around them. Want to uncover more about their culture for yourself? Join the podcast now to hear from a bona fide expert on this subject!

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