New Podcast: Lincoln and the Jews


If you missed one of our most popular lectures this fall, Professor Jonathan D. Sarna's "Lincoln and the Jews," it is now available on our podcast page! Enjoy at your leisure!

Speaker: Professor Jonathan D. Sarna
Series: Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman Distinguished Speaker Series
Location: Ohr Kodesh Congregation, Chevy Chase, MD
Date: November 11, 2018

The first U.S. President who actively sought to attract support from Jewish voters was none other than Abraham Lincoln. Renowned historian Jonathan D. Sarna will reveal how Lincoln’s remarkable relationship with American Jews impacted both his path to the presidency and his policy decisions as president. Using recently discovered documents featured in his book (written with collector Benjamin Shapell), Lincoln and the Jews, Professor Sarna will share this new and previously unknown aspect of Abraham Lincoln’s life, one that broadened him, and, as a result, broadened America.