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  • Some of Lincoln’s best friends were Jews

    March 27, 2015 | 10:10 am

    A whopping 16,000 books have been written about President Abraham Lincoln. But a new book and an exhibit at the New York Historical Society tell a previously untold story about Lincoln: his relationships with Jews.

    Benjamin Shapell has been collecting documents relating to...

  • Lackluster fundraising eyed as Frederick Lawrence leaves Brandeis

    February 4, 2015 | 10:49 am

    For all the controversies Brandeis University President Frederick Lawrence endured over the past few months, the failures that ultimately doomed his tenure were more fundamental, insiders say: His fundraising just wasn’t good enough and his administrative track record was wanting.

  • Historian Jonathan Sarna hospitalized, in critical condition

    May 20, 2014 | 2:50 pm

    Jonathan Sarna, a leading scholar of American Jewish history, is in critical condition at Yale New Haven Hospital.

    Sarna, the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun professor of American Jewish history at Brandeis University, and a JTA board member, fell ill while attending his daughter’s...

  • New books challenge readers to revitalize their Judaism

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    September 17, 2008 | 10:42 pm

    Sounded every morning during this month of Elul, the shofar is a call to review, rethink, renew, revitalize, to shake things up a bit, to go deeper. This season, a number of new books also challenge readers to think anew about their connection to Judaism and to Israel, to their...