The relationship between American Jews and the occupant of the land’s highest office has been a rich and complicated one, particularly at moments of national stress.


Why Didn’t FDR Help European Jews? Hints in His Decision To Intern Japanese Americans

Now, 75 years after the Supreme Court upheld the internment of civilians in WWII, it may revisit the ruling


Lyndon Johnson Was Scheduled To Visit My Austin Shul the Day After Kennedy Died

But in December 1963, the new president made up the date, honoring a long Jewish friendship


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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