Howard M. Sachar

Emeritus Faculty


Professor Sachar was a full-time member of the History Department for over 40 years.  He was a visiting professor at Hebrew University and Tel Aviv University, and a guest lecturer at nearly 150 other universities in North America, Europe, South Africa and Egypt. Sachar has contributed to many scholarly journals and is the author of fourteen books, including The Course of Modern Jewish History, Aliyah, From the Ends of the Earth, The Emergence of the Middle East, Europe Leaves the Middle East, A History of Israel, The Man on the Camel, Egypt and Israel, Diaspora, A History of Israel since the Yom Kippur War, A History of the Jews in America, Farewell Espana and Israel and Europe. He was also the editor-in-chief of the 39-volume The Rise of Israel: A Documentary History. Dr. Sachar has twice been the recipient of the National Jewish Book Award. His writings have been published in six languages.

Ph.D., Harvard University