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When Lincoln Died on Passover: How Jews Loyal to the Union Mourned

By Rabbi Meir Y. Soloveichik in The Weekly Standard

Published on Apr 13, 2015

Read Rabbi Soloveichik’s essay “When Lincoln Died on Passover” in the Weekly Standard, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s death.  

Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

In 1776, several British soldiers desecrated two of Shearith Israel’s Torah scrolls.

1776
Emma Lazaraus

Emma Lazarus is best known for her famous poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. 

1883