Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Quote of the Day (Simon Schama, on ‘2 Special Things About the Jews’)

“I understood when I was quite small that there were two special things about the Jews. That we’d endured for over 3,000 years despite everything that had been thrown at us, and that we had an extraordinarily dramatic story to tell. And somehow that these two things were connected, that we told our story to survive. We are our story.” ―Historian Simon Schama quoted in Elizabeth Jensen, “The Historical Becomes Personal,” The New York Times, March 23, 2014

(Photograph of Simon Schama at Strand Book Store, New York City. taken August 15, 2006, by David Shankbone)

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