“Misunderstanding of the present is the inevitable consequence of ignorance of the past.” —Marc Bloch
We live in an era of perplexity that is full of historical change. How can we mine the past to comprehend our present moment better?
History Matters will bring prominent historians to the Center for Jewish History to reflect on the complex connections between the past and present. In putting historical scholarship into dialogue with present-day concerns, this series will highlight the importance of history—and especially Jewish history—in public discourse.
Join us for HISTORY MATTERS, an exciting new series, at the Center for Jewish History, where the past comes alive!
A History Matters Conversation with Jonathan Sarna and Jane Eisner Rupture and Renewal in American Jewish History
An evening with Professor Jonathan Sarna in conversation with Forward Editor Jane Eisner about past and present examples of renewal and vibrancy in American Jewish life. Professor Sarna will speak about his life and how it led him to study history, central themes in his prolific scholarship on the American Jewish past, and what studying American Jewish history can reveal about major issues confronting American Jews today.