Historian Jonathan Sarna discusses the Great Emancipator’s ties to a chiropodist, military men, and other Jews
A historical debate hatches in New York
Looking at the infamous Civil War edict
How schnapps, herring, and bowtie cookies became standard fare in shul—and why they’re making a comeback
Congregants gathering at the famously liberal B’nai Jeshurun may not know about a dark chapter in its past
The President turned to Nextbook Press’ author for his speech
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.
Introducing Scroll Book Club
Charges have dogged American Jews since the 1868 election, as Jonathan Sarna explains in ‘When General Grant Expelled the Jews’
An excerpt from new release When General Grant Expelled The Jews
Plus meh, and meh
Former president appears in forthcoming Nextbook Press book
Jonathan Sarna weighs in on 19th century Cincinnati Jewry
A new Federation census doubled the Jewish population of Portland, Ore., overnight. Now the question is who they are and how to connect with them.
The Civil War divded more than just North and South
Shifting foundations: of five-legged tables and other theories of Jewish identity
Sukkah City, in New York’s Union Square, was my attempt to bring Sukkot the attention it deserves
In the reflective period of the High Holidays, Tablet Magazine—together with rabbis and writers—considers the debate over Jewish identity and makes an argument for inclusiveness
The holiday is a favorite among scholars, but is it too abstract to become popular among all but the most engaged or observant Jews?
The case for Ulysses S. Grant
America’s patron saint isn’t Washington or Lincoln, a new book argues—it’s Moses