The Great Hatred: Maurice Samuel (1895-1972) on Antisemitism

Wed, May 8, 2019
The Great Hatred: Maurice Samuel (1895-1972) on Antisemitism
Maurice Samuel

Maurice Samuel, an American Jewish humanist, was raised in Manchester, UK and spent most of his life in New York City. Samuel’s fame rested on four contributions: First, Samuel presented the Zionist cause and the Arab-Jewish conflict in five books, a blend of reportage and history. Second, he introduced American readers to the Yiddish classics in accessible renderings such as The World of Sholom Aleichem (1943). Third, he conducted nearly 20 years of NBC radio broadcasts with Columbia University’s Mark van Doren on the Bible. Fourth, Samuel polemicized against popular and professorial antisemitism. Samuel was brilliant, widely read – and then largely neglected.

Dr. Alan Levenson joined the Schusterman Center on Thursday, April 4 2019 to discuss Samuel's The Great Hatred. Dr. Levenson is the Schusterman/Josey Chair of Jewish History and the Director of the Schusterman Center for Judaic and Israel Studies at the University of Oklahoma.

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