Abraham Joshua Heschel
It has been astounding and disturbing to observe the silence of Republican leaders on the dastardly statement the president
This is an emergency, and we need leadership.
You may not agree with the method of protest, but can you be silent against what is being protested against, the ongoing
The 43d yohrzeit (death-anniversary) of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel falls this year on this coming Tuesday evening and Wednesday, the 18th day of the Jewish lunar "moonth" of Tevet (Dec. 29-30).
Someone must issue a moral call to arms to reclaim the banner of decency, moral outrage, and nonviolence to save our children. Yes, young black men are our children.
If we turn to each other with a readiness to share resources, live simply and practice fairness, perhaps it will find a way to end cruelties as wrongheaded as this prison system.
King was looking forward to attending a Passover Seder at Heschel's home that year, but he was assassinated a few weeks before the Jewish holiday. Heschel was the only Jew to deliver a eulogy at King's funeral service.
Selma does many remarkable things beautifully and powerfully, but the one message it fails to communicate is the one most central to the civil rights movement and most needed in our day; namely, this fusion of the spiritual with the political.
Science is in constant flux. New discoveries are made. New insights arise. New paradigms overturn previous ways of thinking. So if we base our religious outlook on scientific findings, what will happen to our theology when the science changes?
Today's meditation features a commentary on prayer by the late Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, originally published in a book