Jubilation and Sorrow
Jewish Community Mourns
Jews shared in the nation’s sorrow. Isaac Leeser, hazzan (cantor) of Philadelphia’s Mikveh Israel and one of the leading Jewish scholars of the day, came to the nation’s capital to lead a memorial service at Washington Hebrew. In Alexandria, Rabbi H. Heilbroun officiated at Beth El’s memorial service.
President Lincoln’s funeral procession from the White House to the Capitol on April 19, 1865, included more than 30,000 mourners.