While the story is complicated, the ethical question at its center is not.
The Whitney Plantation has been called “America’s Auschwitz,” and the story it tells shows parallels between the Jewish and African-American experiences.
“At least Andrew Jackson was physically brave,” Frum said, dissing Trump as the worst president ever.
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.
Montreal businessman Steve Maman said his Jewish background has stirred his efforts to save Yazidi and Christian children from ISIS.
As American Jews, we like to think that we’re on the side of the oppressed. But in Kentucky, some Jews owned slaves, some helped the Harlan miners, and some fought desegregation. How do we own up to that history?
A new exhibit at Amsterdam’s Jewish Historical Museum illustrates bluntly how Dutch Jews played a role in Caribbean slavery. Menachem Wecker explores why this explosive topic is so rarely exposed.
The 13th Amendment that abolished slavery passed exactly 150 years ago tomorrow. Richard Kreitner examines the Jewish record on abolition — and finds it deeply problematic.