Pardes was honored to host Professor Jonathan D. Sarna who began the first lecture in his 4-part series on Jews and American Politics, focusing on Abraham Lincoln and the Jewish Vote. The first US President who actively sought to attract support from Jewish voters was none other than Abraham Lincoln. Using recently discovered documents, this live podcast shows how he did so, why he did so, how Jews responded both publicly and privately, and what his campaign revealed about Civil War era politics and the Jews of that time.
This lecture was held for the inaugural Sidney and Miriam Brettler Memorial Series 5777, sponsored by their children. The live podcast is preceded by an introduction from Dena Ordan, their daughter.
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