For Lincoln, perpetuating American slavery beckoned the Lord’s wrath.
A democratic republic needs something like the Bible more than Bible believers need a democratic republic.
“I should like to visit Jerusalem sometime.”
“But a man came from behind the curtains and . . . and killed this tsaddik.”
The worst episodes of U.S. anti-Semitism have been followed by philo-Semitic backlash.
Land of hope.
A unique mission to the world.
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.