SCHOLAR STEVEN R. WEISMAN
HOW JUDAISM BECAME AN AMERICAN RELIGION
Steven R. Weisman will draw from his book The Chosen Wars: How Judaism Became an American Religion and present the dramatic history of how Judaism redefined itself in America in the 18th and 19th centuries as Jews sought to adjust their ancient doctrines, beliefs and practices to the modern world.
Currently vice president for publications and communications at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE), he previously served as a correspondent, editor, and editorial board member at The New York Times, where he worked for 40 years. He was awarded the Edward Weintal Prize in 2004 from Georgetown University for his reporting on the run-up to the Iraqi war.