In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, the National Archives and the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington presented this lecture. Jonathan Sarna and Steve Roberts discuss General Grant’s Order #11, which states that “The Jews, as a class, violating every regulation of trade established by the treasury department, and also department orders, are hereby expelled from this department upon the receipt of this order.”
Jonathan Sarna is the author of several books, including American Judaism: A History. He is the chief historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History and American Jewish history professor at Brandeis University.
Suggest Books from the Jewish Council of Books:
Nachshon Press 2007
128 Pages $21.00
Using an innovative method of illustration that combines photographs and full-color digital art, this graphic non-fiction instills Jewish pride and a sense of peoplehood in its readers. It is filled with notable figures in Israel’s history, from Abraham and Sarah to Ariel Sharon and Ilan Ramon. Worldwide events that have affected Israel, such as the Holocaust, the Gulf Wars, and the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 are covered, as are the contributions of Israelis to the arts, sciences, and technology.
by Harold S. Kushner
Schocken Books/Nextbook Press 2012
224 Pages $24.00