May 2011
Two distinguished US academics, Ruth R. Wisse and Jack Wertheimer, discuss the need to rebuild Jewish life and stand up for Israel with the Editor of Standpoint, Daniel Johnson
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About Ruth R. Wisse and Jack Wertheimer

Ruth R. Wisse is the Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. Her books include Jews and Power (Jewish Encounters).  Jack Wertheimer is the Joseph and Martha Mendelson Professor of American Jewish History at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. His books include A People Divided: Judaism in Contemporary America (Basic Books) and Imagining the American Jewish Community (Brandeis University Press).

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