Embracing the connection between two stories of emancipation.
An antidote to current debates.
A Jewish surgeon’s Civil War manual.
Reflections on the 150th yahrzeit of President Lincoln.
Jews settled in Florida long before it became a destination for vacationers and retirees. In Orlando, the first recorded Jewish settlers arrived shortly after the. . .
“There, in the wild woods of West Virginia, away from home and friends, we offered up to the ever-loving God of Israel our prayers and sacrifice.”
The film Twelve Years a Slave uncritically accepts its protagonist’s assertion that the Bible legitimized the enslavement of African Americans. The truth is more. . .
By serving in the military and in many other ways, American Jews had an extraordinary opportunity to play out their lives as individuals, to the. . .