Hamilton: America’s Jewish Founder?
Where: New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
212-873-3400 Price: $44 (Members $32)
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Alexander Hamilton has recently become a celebrity of the Revolutionary era, but much of this Founding Father’s life and story remains unknown. Historian Andrew Porwancher and Rabbi Meir Y. Soloveichik discuss the emerging evidence and historical debate surrounding Hamilton’s roots—suggesting the iconic American figure may have been Jewish.
Andrew Porwancher is Wick Cary Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma, a Senior Research Fellow at the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University, and the author of the forthcoming book The Jewish Founding Father: Alexander Hamilton’s Hidden Life. Meir Y. Soloveichik is Director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University and Rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel.Buy tickets/get more info now