Gen. Ulysses S. Grant

Gen. Grant’s Uncivil War Against The Jews

The surprising tale of how he turned into ‘America’s Haman.’

02/28/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Purim serves as an appropriate moment to recall a man known for a time as “America’s Haman.” That Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s story ended very differently than the story of Haman in the Book of Esther reminds us how America itself is different, and how often it has surprised Jews for the better.

Ulysses S. Grant.
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