Tag Archives: Racism

Fighting Racism Starts in the Heart

My latest blog post for The Jewish Journal: When we think of relations between Jews and African-Americans, we naturally think of our proudest moments. And we should. Abraham Joshua Heschel marched side-by-side with Martin Luther King in 1965, helping America … Continue reading

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Ending the Violence, Part 1

My latest blog post for The Jerusalem Post: “The road to disaster is paved with pleasant illusions, and the way to deal with evil is not to ignore it,”1 advised Abraham Joshua Heschel. The English philosopher Francis Bacon wasn’t Jewish, … Continue reading

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Think Again About Racism

My new blog post for The Times of Israel: Ancient or modern, prophets make us think again about problems we thought were solved. Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was one such modern prophet. A philosopher, theologian, and rabbi, Heschel came to the … Continue reading

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