We Called Him Rabbi Abraham: Lincoln and American Jewry, a Documentary History

National Archives
700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20408

Gary Zola is a scholar of the American Jewish experience and an ordained rabbi. Using newspaper clippings, letters, poems and sermons–many never published before–Zola shows why Lincoln was given the affectionate title “Rabbi” by America’s small, but growing Jewish population. Erin Carlson Mast, executive director of President Lincoln’s Cottage, will join Zola for this conversation. A book signing follows the program. Presented in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month in partnership with the Jewish Historical Society of Washington, DC, and President Lincoln’s Cottage.

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