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Abe Lincoln: Good For The Jews

By Southern Illinois University Press

Over the course of American history, Jews have held many American leaders in high esteem, but they maintain a unique emotional bond with Abraham Lincoln.

From the time of his presidency to the present day, American Jews have persistently viewed Lincoln as one of their own, casting him as a Jewish sojourner and, in certain respects, a Jewish role model.

The first volume of documents to focus on the history of Lincoln's image, influence, and reputation among American Jews, this pioneering compendium considers how Lincoln acquired his exceptional status and how, over the past century-and-a-half, this fascinating relationship has evolved.

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Posted on November 24, 2014

History Club

A People's History Of Thanksgiving

Where Is The Gold?
With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.
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Posted on November 28, 2013
Chicago Blog Review

Chicago Blog Review: Fruit Slinger

A welcome blast of summer-friendly food porn on a daily basis.
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Posted on August 6, 2009

Abe Lincoln: Good For The Jews

By Southern Illinois University Press
"We called him Rabbi Abraham."

Posted on November 24, 2014

Local Book Notes: American Colonial Hangover

Plus: Grandma Gatewood & Chris Chelios
Who counters the oppressed who have taken up the business of oppression?

Posted on November 14, 2014

Secrets. Lies. Regrets. Crime. Betrayal. Passion. Fear. Love. A Chicago Angels Novel.

By G.K. Moore

Posted on November 5, 2014

Local Book Notes: Crime & Prejudice

Plus: The Eternal Thank You
And: Triumph Books' triumph.

Posted on November 3, 2014

Local Book Notes: Dirty Wars

Plus: Poehler, Phair, Springsteen, Dybek
And: "He held several teaching positions early on, the first at the University of Chicago as a poetry instructor for correspondence students who mailed in their efforts for his appraisal."

Posted on October 31, 2014

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SPORTS - Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall And The Pope's Nose.

BOOKS - Abe Lincoln: Good For The Jews.

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