A Time to Every Purpose
Letters to a Young Jew
By Jonathan D Sarna
(Basic Books, Hardcover, 9780465002467, 208pp.)
Publication Date: September 2008
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The preeminent scholar Jonathan Sarna reflects on identity, family, and faith in this accessible introduction to the American Jewish experience.
Jonathan D. Sarna is Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University, and chairs the Academic Board of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives. Author of American Judaism: A History, he is also the chief historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History and of the 350th commemoration of Jewish life in America, 16542004. He lives in West Newton, Massachusetts.