This Day in Jewish History 1864: Abe Lincoln Gets Bad Advice: Don't Court the 'Jewish Vote'

Jews have no politics and if they did, they couldn't be bought, a very young newspaper editor advised Lincoln, who stood for reelection.

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On October 26, 1864, Myer S. Isaacs, a 23-year-old newspaper editor, wrote to President Abraham Lincoln to warn him from being taken in by Jews who claimed to have the ability to deliver the so-called Jewish...