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Dr. Jonathan Sarna is University Professor and the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University. > 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

"The Forgetting of Cora Wilburn - Historical Amnesia and The Cambridge History of Jewish American Literature." In Studies in American Jewish Literature 37:1 (2018): 73-87.

"Leonard Bernstein and the Music of Boston's Congregation Mishkan Tefila." In Brandeis University's State of the Arts. 22-23. Waltham, Mass.: Brandeis University, Winter-Spring 2018. 

"The Bible and Judaism in America." In "The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in America," ed. Paul C. Gutjahr. 505-516. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

"'The Last Years Were the Most Difficult' - A First-Person Account of a Mission to the Soviet Union in March 1986." In "Black Fire on White Fire: Essays in Honor of Rabbi Avi Weiss," edited by Daniel R. Goodman, 131-140. Brooklyn, New York: KTAV Publishing House.

"Why the Rush to Tear Down Grant's Tomb is Ignorant." The Forward, August 24, 2017.

"The Immigration Clause that Transformed Orthodox Judaism in the United States." With Zev Eleff. In American Jewish History, Volume 101, Number 3 (July 2017): 357-376. Johns Hopkins University Press.