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When Rabbis Bless Congress: The Great American Story of Jewish Prayers on Capitol Hill

National Archives Museum

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT

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Howard Mortman’s When Rabbis Bless Congress is an unprecedented examination of 160 years of Jewish prayers delivered in the literal and figurative center of American democracy. With exhaustive research written in approachable prose, it tells the story of more than 400 rabbis giving over 600 prayers since the Civil War days. The book is an important addition to our understanding of Congress and Jewish contribution to America. Joining Mortman in conversation will be Brian Lamb, founder and former CEO of C-SPAN. 

This program is presented in commemoration of Jewish American Heritage Month.


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