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Dr. Jonathan Sarna is the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University and Chief Historian of the new National Museum of American Jewish History. > more

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Scholarly Articles

Professor Sarna is the author of more than 100 scholarly articles on a wide range of topics, including American Jewish culture, contemporary Jewish life, and Jewish-Christian relations. > more

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Professor Sarna is the author of more than thirty books on various aspects of American Jewish life and history. > more

Latest Publications

"American Jews and the Flag of Israel." Waltham, Mass.: Brandeis University, December 13, 2016.

"America's Most Memorable Zionist Leaders." In "The Individual In History: Essays in Honor of Jehuda Reinharz," eds. ChaeRan Y. Freeze, Sylvia Fuks Fried, and Eugene R. Sheppard, 129-142. Waltham, Mass.: Brandeis University Press, 2015. 

"The Touro Monument Controversy: Aniconism vs. Anti-Idolatry in a Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Jewish Religious Dispute." In "Between Jewish Tradition and Modernity: Rethinking an Old Opposition, Essays in Honor of David Ellenson," eds. Michael A. Meyer and David N. Myers, 80-95. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, October 20, 2014.