Delaware first Jewish Governor, Jack Markell, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery in the United States, announced on Sunday a resolution to officially apologize for his state’s role in slavery.
Delaware Governor Jack Markell issued a posthumous pardon for Samuel Burris on Monday in the same courtroom where the free black man was convicted 168 years ago of helping slaves escape through the Underground Railroad.
In 1931, an immigrant college student wrote about being an outsider in his adopted state of Delaware. Eighty-four years later, his daughter recalls the Jewish legacy he left her.
Delaware has no kosher restaurants, but it is the home of Joe Biden and the inventor of the Heimlich maneuver. Here are eight other Jewish things to know about the First State.
Democratic Governor (and Habonim Camp Galil alum) Jack Markell projected to win reelection in Delaware. Also projected to win in Del., incumbent Sen. Tom Carper (D).
A Delaware judge has ordered hedge fund manager Michael Steinhardt to return $500,000 in profits earned from trades made using confidential information.
Members of the Delaware Jewish community did not intend to capture national headlines when they put together their biannual congressional candidates forum. But when the news came out that this would be the first opportunity to see Tea Party sensation Christine O’Donnell in action, the media began pouring into the Wilmington Jewish Community Center to cover the event, which was sponsored by the local Jewish Community Relations Committee and Hadassah.
The Tea Party upsets in New York and Delaware are the big news items from yesterday’s primaries. But the key question now, of course, is: Is it good for the Jews?