Tagged Abraham Lincoln

Linking to Lincoln on Chanukah

With this Chanukah season calling for a Lincoln connection, why not light a Lincoln menorah? (Edmon J. Rodman)

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — We need to celebrate a Lincoln Chanukah this year. It’s not because of the new Spielberg movie — that gives us something to do on Christmas Day — but because of the 150th anniversary of a little-known event in American history that threatened to expel… Read more »

Gen. Grant’s uncivil war against the Jews

(N.Y. Jewish Week) — The recent celebration of Purim offers an appropriate moment to recall a man known for a time as “America’s Haman.” That Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s story ended very differently than the story of Haman in the Book of Esther reminds us how America itself is… Read more »