23 2015

Talmud Study University - "Jews and the Civil War"

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Congregation Beth Am 2030 W. Fletcher Ave.
Tampa, FL

Contact Victoria Cain-Stull

Congregation Beth Am presents a film about "Jews and the Civil War," along with a discussion led by Dr. David Persky of Beth Am.  This film is about Jewish Soldiers who were found in the American Civil War in numbers proportionately higher than other groups.  Dr. Persky will explore little-know history including the rise of Sephardic Jew, Judah Benjamin to Secretary of State of the Confederacy, and General Ulysses S. Grant's infamous "General Order #11" expelling Jews from Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi. There will also be an exploration of Jewish Confederate and Union spies at the time.