Mark A. Raider and Gary Phillip ZolaJun 2, 2022
New Perspectives in American Jewish History
A Documentary Tribute to Jonathan D. Sarna
Brandeis University Press 2021
New Perspectives in American Jewish History: A Documentary Tribute to Jonathan D. Sarna (Brandeis UP, 2021) is a collection of annotated primary sources in the field of American Jewish History. Professors Raider and Zola, in cooperation of most of Professor Jonathan Sarna’s doctoral students from over the years, have assembled a vast treasury of sources from as early as 1774 and as late as 2019, including a contribution from Jonathan Sarna. This book is a wonderful resource for anyone wishing insight into the development of Jewish life in the United States and an essential tool for any class concerning American Jewish history.
In this interview I speak with Dr. Sarna and Dr. Zola.
Jonathan D. Sarna is the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History in the department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University
Gary Phillip Zola is the Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) and the Edward M. Ackerman Family Distinguished Professor of the American Jewish Experience & Reform Jewish History at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR).
Mark A. Raider (not on the recording) is professor of modern Jewish History in the Department of History and director of the Center for Studies in Jewish Education and Culture in the University of Cincinnati.
Phil Cohen is a rabbi in Columbia, MO. He's also the author of Nick Bones Underground.