Gil Troy is distinguished scholar of North American history at McGill University in Montreal. He is the author of nine books on the American presidency and three books on Zionism, including, most recently, The Zionist Ideas.
Unlike earlier waves of immigrants, the million East Europeans who made their way to the Jewish state in the 1990s managed to escape the cultural strip-mining that awaited them.
The Israeli historian joins us to talk about his partnership with Sharansky, what he calls the Sovietization of American culture, and much more.
How to repair the connection between the liberal majority of American Jews and the center-right majority of Israeli Jews.
Long-festering strains between the world’s two largest communities jeopardize the prospects of a shared Jewish future. Here’s a way forward.