Abraham Lincoln and the Jews


My favorite American president is Abraham Lincoln. My maternal grandparents lived on a small tobacco farm in Kentucky, the state in which he was born.  He was well spoken of there. I read A Stillness at Appomattox by Bruce Catton when I was a young teenager—probably the first serious title that I ever read, if memory serves. I remember being saddened and angrily bewildered by the fact that he was assassinated. My admiration for him was increased this morning as I read a piece from the Jerusalem Post. Here’s an excerpt:

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