Reportedly, he also had a “Jewish countenance.”
The link between the sacrifice of American dead and the freedom that we, the living, enjoy.
An antidote to current debates.
Adolphus Simeon Solomons and Abraham Lincoln.
On the reaction of American Jews to Lincoln’s death.
Reflections on the 150th yahrzeit of President Lincoln.
As a powerful new exhibit shows, the 16th president felt a close connection to the Jewish people. Why?
What makes humans free and equal? The fact that, according to Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg, they are creatures formed under God’s benevolent care.
Called to save the union, President Lincoln drew upon the Hebrew prophets, the New Testament as interpreted by St. Augustine, and the Baptists among whom he grew up.