The Great Emancipator moved us irrevocably away from Christian America rhetoric and toward a more inclusive vision.
“In retrospect,” said one descendant, “it’s not worth it to see my name for someone else who comes to Arlington to have to confront bigotry.”
Judah Benjamin, Jewish confederate leader and Jefferson Davis confidant, has no statues because he alienated himself from Southerners and Jews alike.
During the war, Simon fought for the Confederacy, with his wife Hannah working as a Confederate nurse, and Isaac fought for the Union.
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.
A rocket fired in Syria as part of its civil war struck Israel near the Quneitra crossing in the Golan Heights.
Sometimes Jews transferred goods illegally to preserve their way of life; in other cases, the incentives were less noble. From kosher wine to Ecstasy, here are our best bootlegs.
Syria became a full member of the global anti-chemical weapons treaty on Thursday, the country’s U.N. envoy said, a move that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had promised as part of a Russian plan to avoid U.S. air strikes.