Dr. King is often remembered by his famous speech, “I have a dream…” Jerusalem is a city built by dreamers.
When King spoke, he praised Israel as an “oasis in the desert.” He lauded the Jewish people for assisting the blacks in the early years of the century and now.
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel made the news Wednesday morning when Raphael Warnock, the Democrat who won one of two Georgia Senate elections Tuesday, invoked the rabbi during an interview on CNN.
Lowery was a key ally of Martin Luther King in the US civil rights movement of the 1960s.
Several pastors, local officials and representatives of the New York Police Department also were on hand for the Masbia event.
Also known as MLK Day, it was largely overshadowed in Israel this past Monday by pre-election political shenanigans
Al Sharpton appealed to Reform Jews for a united front in facing down antisemitism and racism and recounted how the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow reprimanded him.
“The Talmud demands Tikkun Olam – that we repair the world. We are in the business of making people capable of dreams and making them fulfill those dreams.”
I am fed up with the hypocrisy of people who claim to be concerned about the human rights of Palestinians but are silent when it comes to their mistreatment by their fellow Arabs.
"I solemly pledge to do my utmost to uphold the fair name of the Jews- because bigotry in any form is an affront to us all" - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.