Book Talk: Set in Stone: America’s Embrace of the Ten Commandments

Date: Apr 09, 2018 - Apr 09, 2018

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Sponsor: The Library

Location: JTS

Category: Book Talks Library Events

A Discussion with Author Jenna Weissman Joselit

Monday, April 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

In this vividly rendered narrative, Jenna Weissman Joselit situates the Ten Commandments within the fabric of American history. Once the lodestar of American identity, offering a promise of order and stability, as the United States has grown more and more diverse the commandments have increasingly engendered controversy as much as they have provided common ground.


Admission to the book talk is free, but reservations are required. Please arrive early and have photo ID available.

This event is sponsored by The JTS Library. Dr. David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, JTS, will serve as moderator.