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  • The story of Lincoln’s support for Jewry, in his own hand

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    November 5, 2015 | 2:15 pm

    According to an old publishing industry joke, one title that is bound to be a best-seller is “Lincoln’s Dog’s Diet,” which helps to explain why more than 16,000 books about Abraham Lincoln have been published so far, and more are offered each year.

    At least one-third of the joke...

  • Some of Lincoln’s best friends were Jews

    March 27, 2015 | 10:10 am

    A whopping 16,000 books have been written about President Abraham Lincoln. But a new book and an exhibit at the New York Historical Society tell a previously untold story about Lincoln: his relationships with Jews.

    Benjamin Shapell has been collecting documents relating to...

  • The 10th Commandment, Tony Kushner, and Me

    By Salvador Litvak

    January 29, 2014 | 6:35 pm

    The Ten Commandments prohibit murder with just two words, while the prohibition on coveting includes fifteen. The no-coveting rule is also the 10th Commandment - the climax of God's revelation at Sinai. It's surprising because we all covet; we can't help it. So why did God make a...

  • JFK and the Gettysburg Address

    By Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

    November 27, 2013 | 6:24 pm

    Thousands of years ago, humanity came into existence, a partner conceived in the image of God, dedicated to the pursuit of morality, truth, peace and love.

    What lies before us now is a great debate of whether this human race can stand the test of time, can make the necessary...

  • ‘Saving’ the best Lincoln for last

    February 15, 2013 | 3:48 pm

    It’s a good time to be Abraham Lincoln, Hollywood star.

    In recent months alone, you’ve had Robert Redford’s “The Conspirator,” “Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter,” and, of course, Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-contender “Lincoln” hitting the silver screen. A National Geographic Channel...

  • A fascination with Abraham Lincoln

    November 14, 2012 | 12:27 pm

    Filmmaker Salvador Litvak has been trying to make a movie about Abraham Lincoln for 12 years, a dream that was finally realized with the completion of his independent film “Saving Lincoln.” But Litvak is hardly alone in his fascination: This year, we saw the 19th century president...

  • The first Jewish president? Lincoln, in the Abrahamic tradition

    By Tom Teicholz

    November 14, 2012 | 12:13 pm

    Abraham Lincoln has been dead for almost 150 years, yet suddenly he’s everywhere. At the Skirball Cultural Center, you can see an original copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Lincoln, amid an impressive array of founding American documents. The Huntington Library is...

  • ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ vs. ‘Golda Meir: Vampire Hunter’

    By Jay Firestone

    June 22, 2012 | 2:23 pm

    In a world where Abraham Lincoln wasn’t a Vampire Hunter…she came to the rescue..

    Stay tuned this summer for the movie event of the year…

    “Golda Meir: Vampire Hunter” 

    She was Prime Minister and they’re her prime targets.

    and be sure to catch a sneak peak at the sequel below

    And coming next fall…

    “Golda: The Werewolf Slayer” 

  • Collecting Lincoln: The making of a national treasure

    February 15, 2011 | 11:58 am

    On Presidents Day, while remembering Washington and Lincoln, perhaps take a minute as well for Stern.

    Little known outside of bibliophiles and Civil War buffs, one of the greatest private collectors of works about Abraham Lincoln was a Jewish clothing manufacturer executive from...

  • Kushner’s (old) testament to Lincoln

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 25, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Tony Kushner burst into the zeitgeist in the early 1990s with his operatic "Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes," a two-evening exploration of rage, hope and irony in the era of AIDS and Reagan Republicanism. The epic, which like all of Kushner's work is as defined...
  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Forefathers of freedom

    "As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy." – Abraham Lincoln

    What did Moses and Abraham Lincoln have in common? The answer is: They both helped to abolish slavery. Lincoln set in motion the idea of a...