Stories of Race and Reconciliation

Stories of Race and Reconciliation

The articles in this special section:

1862 In a Mississippi Saloon

fiction by Dara Horn

In the Civil War, Jews — Jewish women in particular— unexpectedly found themselves on both sides of the conflict.

1919 At the Connecticut Shore

fiction by Jane Lazarre

Hannah Sokolov — a young Jewish wife and mother transplanted by her husband from Brooklyn — meets the Watermans, a black couple who labor in the local fish store; she finds herself inexplicably drawn to Samuel and, as a result, to Belle as well.