A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

‘When General Grant Expelled the Jews,’ 224 pages, $24.95

Book examines role of Grant and the telegraph in shaping fate of American Jews

By Matt Robinson, JointMedia News Service March 14, 2012

Appointed Chief Historian for the 350th commemoration of the American Jewish community, Jonathan D. Sarna is recognized as one of the leading commentators on the history of his people in the U.S.  That history, however, includes episodes when those people...

Soldiers in the trenches before battle, Petersburg, Va., 1865.
Jews were scattered throughout the Civil War. They were found on
opposing sides on issues as well as on the battlefront. Photo:
National Archives

Jews and the Civil War

By Jim Winnerman, Special to the Jewish Light January 4, 2012

At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, Jewish family loyalties mirrored what occurred throughout the United States where brother fought against brother. Jews also found themselves on opposite sides of the battlefield. Out of 150,000 Jews in the U.S....

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