The Great Emancipator moved us irrevocably away from Christian America rhetoric and toward a more inclusive vision.
Quite a few presidents have betrayed an affinity for Jewish bible verses, sentiments and ideas through their inaugural speeches.
The Gettysburg address is on Trump and Obama’s minds, though for inspiring rhetoric or for civil war depends on who you ask.
A Republican state lawmaker from North Carolina equated the Civil War and the Holocaust.
Thea Wieseltier, sister to Leon Wiseltier, said at the gathering that publishing house Kinneret Zmora’s decision to remove the second ‘L’ in Lincoln’s name for the Hebrew edition was the most radical thing associated with the Hebrew translation.
Honest: Abe Lincoln made Jews part of his life and work at a time when we were a barely visible minority in the young nation.
Harold Holzer helped assemble ‘Lincoln and the Jews,’ a new exhibit at the New York Historical Society. He talks about Lincoln’s unusual affinity for a tiny American minority.
Attorney Abraham Jonas and foot doctor Issachar Zacharie are well known friends of Abraham Lincoln. Here are three others who played an important role in his remarkable life.
The rumor that Lincoln’s assassin belonged to a family of Spanish Jewish ancestry has been around for a while. Historians Jonathan D. Sarna and Benjamin Shapell dig deeper.
As far as we know, Abraham Lincoln never said, ‘Some of my best friends are Jewish.’ But he certainly could have, as a landmark new book from Jonathan Sarna and Benjamin Shapell reveals.