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Feb 26, 2019, 5:17 PM
Pulling the Arc of the Moral Universe Toward Justice
How is it possible that we are still fighting racism, sexism, and antisemitism in this country? We thought we were the most forward-looking country in the world, a light unto the nations. We thought we had evolved beyond such...
Jan 28, 2019, 5:55 PM
Bridges and walls
Last Shabbat, my son-in-law, Rabbi David Vaisberg, hosted a minister, the Rev. Dr. Ronald L. Owens of Metuchen’s New Hope Baptist Church, at his shul, Temple Emanu-El of Edison. The Rev. Owens is a good speaker, charismatic, exciting, and elegant....
Jerold S. Auerbach
Jan 22, 2019, 4:09 PM
‘Conscience’ at The New York Times
“My conscience leaves me no choice,” wrote New York Times columnist Michelle Alexander (January 20), than to declare that it is “time to break the silence on Palestine.” She aligns herself with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. a day...
Jan 22, 2019, 3:56 PM
Please Stop Appropriating Dr. King
I did not grow up religious. As a result I knew who Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was long before I could read Hebrew, and long before I knew who Rashi, Maimonides, and Rabbi Soloveitchik were. In ninth...
Jan 21, 2019, 6:23 PM
MLK, Jews, Israel and Blacks: In his own words
By Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper* Declarations to the contrary—most notably by Michelle Alexander’s op-ed in the New York Times—Reverend Martin Luther King’s public words expressing love and support of Israel and the Jewish People abound- from 1956 as a...
Elaine Rosenberg Miller
Jan 21, 2019, 5:59 PM
Until he came
Until he came, it was a world divided And walls shot up Rising out of the ground like tombstones Askew, errant, graying, fractured tombstones Forgotten markers of long lost lives Dividing the living Black White White Black Separate and unequal One denied protection under the law The other acquiescing Then he came He,...
John L. Rosove
Jan 21, 2019, 5:55 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King – February 26, 1965 at Temple Israel of Hollywood
Dr. Martin Luther King spoke from the bimah of Temple Israel of Hollywood in Los Angeles on Shabbat evening, February 26, 1965, only five days after the assassination of Malcolm X. Security was tight around the synagogue on that evening....
Jan 21, 2019, 3:32 AM
Michelle Alexander's NY Times column hits new low
It's replete with errors, shows no understanding of -- or sympathy for -- Israel, and dishonors Martin Luther King
Jan 19, 2019, 12:13 AM
Good as new
It is telling that the one-month anniversary of the closing of the Federal Government coincides with our observance of Martin Luther King’s legacy. Rev. King reminded us of our ideals. Government inaction reminds us of how remote they can become. Aside...
Jan 17, 2019, 11:05 AM
‘The hope conundrum’ — two insightful views of our climate’s future playbook
"I had to find even some slight glimmer, some ‘conditional’ optimism, after spending the morning in a climate change funk. I know it may be a long long shot, but I need to have hope in my life," wrote...