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Jonathan D. Sarna

Jonathan D. Sarna is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Jonathan D. Sarna

Biden brings a menorah lighting back to the White House, rededicating a Hanukkah tradition from the 20th century

By Jonathan D. Sarna — December 1, 2021
(The Conversation) — Every president since Jimmy Carter has recognized Hanukkah with a special menorah lighting ceremony.

Conspiracies about a ‘catastrophic takeover’ by Jews have long been an American problem

By Jonathan D. Sarna — November 22, 2021
(The Conversation) — In the late 19th century, a satiric weekly stoked fears about how Jewish immigrants would change New York City’s character.

Marriage trends, political views undermining the notion of a unified American Jewish identity

By Jonathan D. Sarna — May 25, 2021
(The Conversation) — The American Jewish community is changing as it becomes increasingly diverse and politically polarized.
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