We Called Him Rabbi Abraham: Lincoln and American Jewry, a Documentary History
- Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - Wednesday, June 01, 2016
- Time: 11:00 pm
- Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC
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.
This program is presented by the National Archives 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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