Rokhl’s Golden City: Painting Eastern European Jewish life as a golden age leaves out the nitty-gritty reality of those who lived on the margins
Lessons for 2020 from Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel’s 1963 address on religion and race
And are we prepared for postmodern activism and the new realities of the Jewish people?
Never mind the Christian imagery: ‘Preacher’ is a show Abraham Joshua Heschel would’ve loved
‘I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be’
A documentary film draws connections between the civil rights leader, the Jewish theologian, and the prophet
‘All Jews are born equal, but some Jews are more equal than others’
From picture books to graphic novels, great reads for all ages
Abraham Heschel and others marched with Martin Luther King
The evolution of Jewish American political discourse from outsider counter-culture to ‘never again a victim’
Protestant theologian Reinhold Niebuhr’s nephew takes on the U.S. church
‘Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Call to Transcendence,’ by Shai Held
An excerpt from a panel discussion on ‘The Campus as Crossroads’
On Martin Luther King Day, remembering the advantages of a public-school—rather than day-school—education
The Brooklyn-born Jewish actor turns 65
Occupiers can enjoy books by Dershowitz, Wiesenthal, Roth, and more
The things we carry
Terrence Malick’s new film—a cinematic meditation on God, grace, and the wretchedness of man—is an important and masterful work of art. It’s also the least Jewish film ever made.
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