Authors Posts by Jonathan D. Sarna

Jonathan D. Sarna

Jonathan D. Sarna, currently a fellow at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, is University Professor and Joseph H. & Belle Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University and Chief Historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History. His many books include American Judaism: A History and Lincoln and the Jews: A History (with Benjamin Shapell), which has just appeared in Hebrew translation.

Praying for Governments We Dislike?

Historian Jonathan Sarna places a recent decision by an Orthodox synagogue to modify the "prayer for the government" into sharp historical focus.