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Peace, the Grand Delusion of the Jews

At a time of turmoil, a crossroads for a people in search of justice

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Why Jews Were Drawn to the Civil Rights Battle

It was a moral imperative, but it also fueled a different urgency among Jews

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Six Children’s Books for Martin Luther King Day

From picture books to graphic novels, great reads for all ages

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The Rabbis of Selma

Abraham Heschel and others marched with Martin Luther King

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A Different Kind of Summer Vacation: Jewish Teens Take a Bus Across America

Through music, politics, and barbecue, Etgar 36 trips help high-school students develop a sense of identity as Jews and Americans

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Martin Luther King Jr. and the Jews of Atlanta

Remembering the South’s first racially integrated banquet

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The Power of a Circle: Standing Hand-in-Hand to Overcome Discrimination

Listen to Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1958 speech at my synagogue, and you’ll understand how his words continue to inspire activism

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The Haftarah Reading That Inspired Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’

King’s speech draws on a part of Isaiah that Jews recite after Tisha B’Av—offering a model for revitalizing his mission

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Remembering the March on Washington

Listening to Martin Luther King Jr’s ‘I have a Dream’ speech, 50 years later

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Happy Birthday, Peter Yarrow

The activist and Peter, Paul, and Mary guitarist turns 75 today

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The First Time I Shot a Gun

When I decided that my next book would include a gun, I went to a firing range for the first time—and loved it

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Schools of Thought: Embodying Racial Harmony in the Classroom

On Martin Luther King Day, remembering the advantages of a public-school—rather than day-school—education

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‘Brotherhood Cannot Be a Theory’

A Jewish look at Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Why I’m Voting for Romney

The Republican’s vision—based on choice and dignity, not dependence—is why Jews should support him

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New York’s Pro-Slavery Rabbi

Congregants gathering at the famously liberal B’nai Jeshurun may not know about a dark chapter in its past

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Ice and Fire

Moses, the father of a radically egalitarian legal system, would have dug the soft financial revolution taking place in Iceland

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The Plot for America: Remembering Civil Rights Leader Joachim Prinz

The influential Newark rabbi was a confidante of Martin Luther King, but he’s been all but ignored by history

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The Black-Jewish Alliance

Recalling that MLK’s greatest allies were often rabbis

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Today on Tablet

The rabbis’ silence, trouble with Saudis, and more

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Postcards from the Beginning

Dispatches from eight Sabbath services on the eve of Barack Obama’s inauguration

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