The National Archives Hosts Special Program on Lincoln and the Jews May 31
Press Release · Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014
Washington, DC…On Tuesday, May 31, at 7 p.m., the National Archives welcomes Rabbi Gary Zola to discuss his new book: We Called Him Rabbi Abraham: Lincoln and American Jewry, a Documentary History. Erin Carlson Mast, executive director of President Lincolns Cottage, will join Zola for this conversation. Presented in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month in partnership with The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington and President Lincolns Cottage.
This program is free and open to the public and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC. Register online to attend in person, or watch a live stream on the National Archives YouTube channel.
A book signing will follow the event. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW. Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station.
Gary Zola is a scholar of the American Jewish experience and an ordained rabbi. Using newspaper clippings, letters, poems, and sermonsmany never published beforeZola shows why Lincoln was given the affectionate title "Rabbi" by Americas small, but growing Jewish population.
Related event and online resources:
- National Archives film screening: Lincolns Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural, May 9, at 7 p.m. More online.
- National Archives Record of Rights exhibit documents:Grant expels Jewish citizens 1862 and the Senate Resolution against Grants order, 1863
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For press information contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.
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