Our Public Programs have long explored the rich history of Jewish life in America from the colonial era to the present day. They’ve also, not surprisingly, grappled with the ongoing scourge of anti-Semitism and its pernicious hold on world affairs. Listen to two audio programs below that tackle two very different facets of Jewish life: first, a fascinating history of Jewish Americans from the earliest colonial settlements to the Civil War; and second, historian and frequent New-York Historical guest Andrew Roberts on Winston Churchill’s remarkable defense of and admiration for Jewish people.
Jews in America: From the Colonial Period to the Civil War
Jan. 30, 2017
Our expert panelists Dale Rosengarten, Rabbi Meir Y. Soloveichik, and New-York Historical President Louise Mirrer delve into the long history of American Jewish contributions to our nation, which began during the earliest era of colonial settlement.
Churchill and the Jews
Jan. 14, 2020
Winston Churchill, unlike many of his age, class, and background in England, was a lifelong philo-Semite. He was a Zionist who liked Jews, went on holiday with them, admired them, defended them, and recognized them as giving Western Civilization its ethics. Historian and author Andrew Roberts investigates the remarkable relationship.
Image: Winston Churchill meeting with Meir Dizengoff in Tel Aviv in March 1921 (Photo from History Book)