Norman E. Alexander Lectures

In 2008, The Columbia University Libraries received a gift of $4 million to establish the Norman E. Alexander Library for Jewish Studies which included three new endowments: a Jewish Studies Librarian, the General Jewish Studies Collection and the Special Collections in Judaica.  In gratitude for this generous gift, the Columbia University Libraries established the Annual Norman E. Alexender Lectures in Jewish Studies.

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Past Lectures

2012: Father's Court and Mother's Sabbaths: Fiction in Service of Truth that is Greater than Fiction, Ruth Wisse, Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University

2011: General Grant and the Jews, Jonathan Sarna, Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History, Brandeis University