Kavod on the Road: Jewish Women & Support for the Union & Confederate Causes During the American Civil War

wed10apr11:00 amwed12:00 pmKavod on the Road: Jewish Women & Support for the Union & Confederate Causes During the American Civil War

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(Wednesday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm(GMT-06:00)

Event Details

By 1860, there were thriving Jewish communities across the United States both in the North and South. With the outbreak of hostilities in 1861, Jewish women joined their respective sides and offered their services as nurses, spies, and smugglers, and formed soldiers’ aid societies. Professor Tish Richard returns to share the experiences of Jewish women during the war as they suffered privations and endured separation from their husbands, brothers, and fathers who enlisted. In their war work they provided for their men, their causes and fought anti-Semitic attitudes thereby proving in the North their Jewish Union loyalty and in the South their Jewish Confederate loyalty. $5