Peninsula Temple Sholom in the Bay Area included Benjamin’s name on a window listing significant Jewish figures.
“Jews come in all sizes and shapes, and some are very good and some are not so good.”
Roy Moore’s wife boasted of their “Jewish attorney.” No one in Alabama is owning up to being that person. Maybe she defines “Jewish” differently?
Jared Kushner would not be the first Jewish White House staffer to find himself engulfed in scandal.
Richard Kreitner examines the Jewish record on abolition — and finds it deeply problematic.
Historian Jonathan Karp says a Civil War exhibit changed many of his preconceptions about American history. The first one was the role Jews played in slavery.
Almost 150 years after shots rang out at Fort Sumter, the United States has yet to fully recover from the brutalities of the Civil War. The conflict ripped families apart along regional lines, and pummeled the economy and infrastructure of many Southern cities into such disrepair that many are still working on their reconstruction. When the increasingly bitter fight over slavery and states’ rights developed into full-on war, thousands of men on both sides rushed to volunteer for the armed services, including hundreds of Jewish Americans. And yet, according to the documentary “Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray,” screening February 13 and 22 at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Jewish militiamen’s accomplishments have been woefully overlooked.