So, What Went Wrong With the Arab Spring?

Post-Qaddafi Libya was supposed to be something other than the chaos it has become

Affleck’s Ancestor Owned Slaves–Now What?

What the movie star could learn from the story of a woman who shared with her family, over Passover, that they had once owned slaves

Rediscovering Lincoln’s Jewish Connections

NYC exhibit sparks memories of my father’s love of the 16th U.S. President

Should We Forgive General Grant?

A historical debate hatches in New York

Gen. Grant’s Expulsion of the Jews

Looking at the infamous Civil War edict

Avraham Lincoln Avinu

Spielberg’s timely new Civil War biopic portrays a man leading his people to the gates of the Promised Land

The Forgotten Confederate Jew

How history lost Judah P. Benjamin, the most prominent American Jew of the 19th century

Fleeing Assad’s Troops

I went to Syria to photograph the rebellion. But when the army took aim at the village where I was staying, I escaped to Turkey with 100 refugees.

General Frenemy

In 1862, Ulysses S. Grant issued an order expelling all Jews from his territory. Turns out, that was a good thing. Historian Jonathan Sarna explains.

The Jewish Vote and the Nagging Question of Dual Loyalty

Charges have dogged American Jews since the 1868 election, as Jonathan Sarna explains in ‘When General Grant Expelled the Jews’

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