This Day in Jewish History 1886: Controversy-beset First Jewish U.S. Senator Dies

America frowned on the senator zig-zagging on the Confederacy: 'It was because his Jew heart did not get all it craved that he urged the secession of Florida.'

On October 10, 1886, David Levy Yulee, the first Jew elected to the United States Senate and the man considered the “Father of Florida’s...