Historian Jonathan D. Sarna on His Book "Lincoln and the Jews"

Sunday, May 1, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

lincoln and the jews
Author and historian Jonathan D. Sarna will share his research and insights presented in his book Lincoln and the Jews. One hundred and fifty years after Abraham Lincoln's death, the full story of his extraordinary relationship with Jews, Lincoln and the Jews: A History provides readers both with a captivating narrative of his interactions with Jews, and with the opportunity to immerse themselves in rare manuscripts and images, many from the Shapell Lincoln Collection, that show Lincoln in a way he has never been seen before.

“Nothing brings history to life more vividly than handwritten letters, maps, and photographs. This book is a spectacular collection of primary documents that cast new light on Lincoln...it is a treasure.”―Doris Kearns Goodwin

Sarna Jonathan credit Eric SultanJonathan D. Sarna is a historian and leading commentator on American Jewish history, religion, and life. Dubbed by the Forward newspaper in 2004 as one of America's fifty most-influential American Jews, Sarna is the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University, and the eighteenth president of the Association for Jewish Studies. The author of hundreds of scholarly articles, Sarna may be best known for his acclaimed American Judaism: A History, winner of the Jewish Book Council's Jewish Book of the Year Award.

Author photo credit Eric Sultan

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Location: The Conservative Synagogue, 30 Hillspoint Road , Westport
Community Partner: The Conservative Synagogue

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