Jonathan Sarna

Jonathan Sarna

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 at Brandeis University and the director of the Hornstein Program in Jewish Professional Leadership. [ [ Brandeis University, Hornstein faculty] ] He is regarded as one of the most prominent historians of American Judaism. Sarna is married to the noted Boston College theology professor, Ruth Langer.

Sarna is a prolific author, [ Brandeis University, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies faculty] ] including the seminal work on the 350th anniversary of the founding of the American Jewish community, "American Judaism: A History". [ H-Net Editors Directory - Jonathan Sarna] ] The book won a number of awards, including the National Jewish Book Award for 2004 and the Publishers Weekly Best Religion Book 2004 award.cite book |last=Sarna |first=Jonathan D. |title=American Judaism: A History |url= |year=2004 |publisher=Yale University Press |location=New Haven, Connecticut |isbn=0300109768 |pages=back cover]

Sarna is a regular contributor on religion to the joint project On Faith. [ [ Jonathan D. Sarna Archives, On Faith,] ]

He is the son of Biblical scholar, Nahum Sarna.


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