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So, What Went Wrong With the Arab Spring?

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

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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

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Rediscovering Lincoln’s Jewish Connections

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

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Should We Forgive General Grant?

A historical debate hatches in New York

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Gen. Grant’s Expulsion of the Jews

Looking at the infamous Civil War edict

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Avraham Lincoln Avinu

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

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The Forgotten Confederate Jew

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

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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.

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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.

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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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Where Jews Stood on Slavery

The Civil War divded more than just North and South

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Sundown: Bloody Bloody George Soros

Plus, a passive aggresive Purim and more

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Civil War Siren

Adah Isaacs Menken was a 19th-century actress known for her audacity on and off the stage. A new biography uncovers the woman behind the scandals.

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The Gentleman From Virginia: The Rise and Fall of Eric Cantor

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the highest-ranking Jewish elected official in U.S. history, hails not from the urban melting pot but from a Southern, explicitly Christian America

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When Grant Expelled the Jews

Coming in 2011

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Smiling From The $50 Bill

The case for Ulysses S. Grant

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Adolf Lincoln?

New ‘book’ ‘says’ that the Union inspired the Nazis

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