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A Divided Jewish Community Faces the Civil War

The American Civil War is an often-overlooked part of the American Jewish experience. JMM Executive Director Marvin Pinkert, however, knows the importance of America’s then-tiny Jewish community and their role in the conflict. Not only did American Jews play a significant part, but the Civil War shaped modern Jewish life as we know it today. Marvin shared these insights in a reprised lecture originally delivered at the National Archives, with an open discussion following the talk. This program was recorded on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

If you enjoyed this program, you may enjoy the book Passages through the Fire: Jews and the Civil Waravailable for purchase from the Museum online gift shop.

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