The Value of Canadian Jewish History to the American Jewish Historian and Vice-Versa

By Jonathan D. Sarna

Canadian Jewish Historical Society, Spring 1981

Sarna argues that Canadian and United States Jewish historians should also begin to learn from one another. He offers a list of ten subjects which lend themselves to comparative analysis. He states that we should be interested in analyzing the unique and common features in the Jewish experience of our respective countries. We should be determining both what shaped the Jewish communities on either side of our common border, and why they differed. We should be broadening our horizons, asking new questions, and answering old questions based on fresh comparative data.

Topic: Language, Tolerance, Judaic Studies, Geography, Ethnicity, Leadership, Demography, Jewish Studies, Scholarship, Academic Research, Communal Organization

Name of Publication: Canadian Jewish Historical Society Journal

Volume/Issue: Vol.5

Page Number(s): 17-22

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Canada , North America , United States

Language: English

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Sarna, Jonathan D. The Value of Canadian Jewish History to the American Jewish Historian and Vice-Versa. Canadian Jewish Historical Society Journal. Canadian Jewish Historical Society. Spring 1981: 17-22.


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