Jews and the Civil War – Lecture III
“Fourscore: The Rabbinic Roots of the Gettysburg Address”
with Rabbi Meir Soloveichik
Tune in to the live stream on Wednesday, January 9, 2018 at 6:30 PM EST
On July 3, 1863, the battle of Gettysburg concluded with Pickett’s Charge. One day later, on July 4, 1863, an abolitionist named Rabbi Sabato Morais stood in his synagogue pulpit and delivered a sermon that may have impacted Lincoln’s famous speech about that battle. The fascinating tale of Rabbi Morais provides a window into American antebellum Jewry—and into the heart of America itself.