AN EXCITING NEW PROGRAM SERIES

“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!

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 25

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.

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VIDEO ARCHIVE

May 16

PROFESSOR
Jonathan Sarna


(Brandeis University)

Aptil 26

PROFESSOR
Ruth Wisse


(Harvard University)

March 27

PROFESSOR
TODD GITLIN


(Columbia University)

February 20

PROFESSOR
JAN GROSS

(Princeton University)

January 30

PROFESSOR
DEBORAH LIPSTADT


(Emory University)

History Matters is made possible by the generous support of Dina and Jonathan Leader.