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  • 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...

  • Jewish baseball exhibition

    By Ryan Torok

    April 10, 2013 | 6:06 am

    You don’t have to be the next Sandy Koufax — or even a Major League Baseball player — to make it into an upcoming exhibition related to Jews and America’s pastime at the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH).

    A public collecting initiative, which was launched by the...

  • George Washington’s Jewish correspondence

    June 26, 2012 | 10:45 am

    In a letter that will go on display before Independence Day, George Washington conveys his commitment to one of America’s founding principles while corresponding with the Jewish community.

    At the center of “To Bigotry No Sanction: George Washington and Religious Freedom”—an...

  • Philadelphia Freedom

    April 12, 2011 | 6:27 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - George Washington never had it this good.

    From five stories up, it’s pretty easy to see what he couldn’t, with the expanse of Independence Mall splayed out below. Washington’s newly recreated house is straight ahead, right next to the Liberty Bell Pavilion. One...

  • Midler, Seinfeld, Biden headline Jewish museum opening

    November 15, 2010 | 4:56 pm

    Vice President Joe Biden, Jerry Seinfeld and Bette Midler headlined a festive opening weekend for the new National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia.

    The gala events marked the culmination of a decade-long, $150 million effort to move from a small space adjoining a...

  • Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler to headline Philly museum’s opening bash

    September 21, 2010 | 3:05 pm

    Two of the country’s most famous Jewish performers will highlight the opening of one of the most ambitious Jewish museum projects in years.

    Jerry Seinfeld will emcee and Bette Midler will headline a Nov. 13 gala to celebrate the official unveiling of the renovated National Museum...