This translation has a complicated history, as it was written to push Christian missionary efforts.
During the war, Simon fought for the Confederacy, with his wife Hannah working as a Confederate nurse, and Isaac fought for the Union.
Meir Soloveichik, a prominent Orthodox rabbi, will visit Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello estate to say the Jewish prayer for the dead.
Pressure for black, women’s and gay rights has brought down barriers in America. But inequality is more rife than ever, J.J. Goldberg writes.
To see the splendid new exhibit of caricatures and miniature drawings by Polish-born Jewish illustrator Arthur Szyk (1894-1951), on view until March 27 at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor, you first have to walk through several galleries of religious paintings devoted to Christian saints, Madonnas with child, and Christ on the cross. Szyk’s pictures also introduce religious themes, but his portraits of martyrs and Jewish heroes are often less reverential than those in the museum’s adjoining rooms.