The Other Dream of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Other Dream of Martin Luther King Jr.

Some words and phrases, once uttered publicly, become immortal. Dream. I have a dream. “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed – we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. … I have a...
King, Heschel: Fast Friends and Activists

King, Heschel: Fast Friends and Activists

Ten days before he was murdered, Martin Luther King Jr. addressed the convention of the Rabbinical Assembly, the gathering of rabbis from the Conservative Movement (denomination). He came at the invitation of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. The two men had become fast...
Faith Doesn’t Drive Violence; Hatred, Fear Do

Faith Doesn’t Drive Violence; Hatred, Fear Do

Content warning: This article shares a firsthand account of the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre in Beirut, Lebanon. Certain details might be difficult for some to read. The first day of the massacre, I remember looking up to the hills and on top of buildings, seeing...