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    Book Discussion on The Bible, the School, and the Constitution

    Steven Green talked about his book, The Bible, the School, and the Constitution: The Clash that Shaped Modern Church-State Doctrine, in which he chronicles the debate over school prayer and…

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    Book Discussion on Anti-Judaism

    David Nirenberg talked about his book, Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition.
    This event took place in the University Center’s Lake Room at the 2013 Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest…

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    Book Discussion on Chosen for Destruction

    Holocaust survivor Morris Glass talked about his life in Poland during World War II. Mr. Glass is the focus of author Carolyn Murray Happer’s book Chosen for Destruction:…

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    U.S. Holocaust Museum 20th Anniversary Tribute

    Former President Bill Clinton and Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel spoke at an event marking the 20th anniversary of the Holocaust Museum. Both recalled the dedication ceremony for the…

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    Book Discussion on Mesa

    Thomas Wilson talked about his book, Mesa, in which he chronicles the origins of Mesa, Arizona as a Mormon settlement. 
    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their…

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    Mormon Settlers in Mesa, Arizona

    In 1878, Mormon pioneers traveled from Idaho and Utah to settle in Arizona. Determined to build a Mormon community, they settled on a raised area of land. It was Mesa where they…

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    New York Jews in the Age of Immigration

    Co-authors Annie Polland and Daniel Soyer talked about their book, Emerging Metropolis: New York Jews in the Age of Immigration 1840-1920. Using photographs and first person accounts, they…

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    America's First Shaker Settlement

    Starlyn D’Angelo, director of the Albany Shaker Heritage Society and historic site, talked about the history of Shakers in Albany. The site was home to the very first Shaker…

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    Book Discussion on Brigham Young

    John Turner, assistant professor of religious studies at George Mason University, talked about his book, Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet, in which he recounts the life of Mormon leader…

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    Book Discussion on Knowing too Much

    Author Norman Finkelstein talked about his book, Knowing Too Much: Why the American Jewish Romance with Israel Is Coming to an End, in which he argues that the decades-long support for…

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    Religion Freedom and the First Amendment

    Panelists discussed the issue of religious liberty and First Amendment conflicts. Topics included religion in schools, same-sex marriage, the problems of religious minorities, and the…

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    The Jewish Vote in the 2012 Elections

    Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch and Representative Bob Turner (R-NY) talked about the role of Jewish voters in the 2012 elections.
    The tenth national conference of The David S. Wyman…

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    Herbert Hoover and the Jewish Vote

    History Professor Sonja Schoepf Wentling talked about the relationship between President Herbert Hoover and prominent Jewish political leaders in the 1920s. She argued Hoover’s work…

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    The Bush and Clinton Administrations and the Jewish Vote

    Tevi Troy and Hank Sheinkopf discussed the history of U.S.-Israel relations under the administrations of Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush and the Jewish…

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    Jewish-American Revolutionary War Financier

    David Cowen talked about Haym Salomon, a Jewish-American Revolutionary War financier. In 1976, the United States honored Haym Salomon with a stamp with an inscription on the reverse…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    In a portion of the daily briefing, White House press secretary Jay Carney said defections of the Syrian Prime Minister and other government officials was a “sign that Assad’s…

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    Book Discussion on Latter-Day Liberty: A Gospel Approach to Government and Politics

    Connor Boyack talked about his book, Latter-Day Liberty: A Gospel Approach to Government and Politics. He talked about the history of Mormons and government and his contention that…

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    Mormon War of 1838

    Author Brandon Kinney talks about his book, The Mormon War: Zion and the Missouri Extermination Order of 1838. He discusses the causes of tension and conflict between the new and rapidly…

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    Book Discussion on When General Grant Expelled the Jews

    Jonathan Sarna recounts General Ulysses S. Grant’s order to expel the Jewish population in his commanding territory on December 17, 1862. The order, quickly revoked by President…

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    Book Discussion on Crusade 2.0

    John Feffer talked about the resurgence of anti-Islamic sentiment in the West and reviewed the actions that the U.S. has taken against Muslim countries since September 11, 2001.…

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