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Jews and American Politics:
Historical Ideals and Contemporary Realities

 
Filed under: World Jewry

Jewish leaders used to insist that there was no such thing as “Jewish politics” in the United States: it does not exist and should not exist. The historical record going all the way back to Abraham Lincoln paints a different picture. Focusing on presidential elections, this lecture will survey Jewish politics in the United States from the Civil War to the present.