American Jews and The Civil War
Thursday, May 14, 2020
The Civil War divided the American Jewish community much as it did the nation as a whole. Learn about Jews on both sides of the struggle, Jews and slavery, Lincoln and the Jews, and the lasting impact of the Civil War on American Jewish life in this informative conversation with the museum’s Chief Historian, Jonathan D. Sarna. A preeminent scholar of American Jewish History Sarna is the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History, Brandeis University.
Each week during Jewish American Heritage month, we’ll sit down virtually with some of our favorite historians and Museum advisors (who happen to be leading scholars of American Jewish history) to find out how they’re doing and to learn how the Jewish community has faced and overcome crises throughout American history.