55 years ago today, 16 American rabbis and one lay leader were arrested in a civil rights protest organized by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Rabbi Ira Sanders of Arkansas, little-known Civil Rights hero
It was a moral imperative, but it also fueled a different urgency among Jews
On a city block named for three activists killed during Freedom Summer
‘You do not have the right to invoke my people’s struggle for your shoddy purposes’
Listen to Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1958 speech at my synagogue, and you’ll understand how his words continue to inspire activism
The influential Newark rabbi was a confidante of Martin Luther King, but he’s been all but ignored by history
Half a century ago, Albie Sachs sat defiantly on a bench designated “for non-whites only.” Today he sits on South Africa’s highest court.