“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 Evening with Julian Zelizor Jews, Politics, and the 2018 Midterm Elections
As we approach the much anticipated 2018 midterm elections, former New York Times reporter, Clyde Haberman moderates a panel discussion about the shifting political landscape, the Jewish vote, and why history matters. Panelists include Princeton University Professor and CNN Political Analyst Julian Zelizor and Executive Director of T’ruah Rabbi Jill Jacobs.