[Sunday, July 7, 1963, was the date of my first arrest, among protesters creating a “walk-in” aimed at ending racial segregation at Gwynn Oak amusement park in Baltimore. On July 7, 2013, there will be a 50th-anniversary celebration in Baltimore of the desegregation of the park, which followed soon after the arrests.
In this 6/13/13 interview, Reb Arthur Waskow is interviewed by Rabbi David Jay Kaufman and others; they discuss various topics from Rabbi Zalman’s practice of “rabbitude” to global scorching. Link to the MP3 here. (A few moments may be needed to open the file.) Skype video is also available at
In this Skype interview, Reb Arthur Waskow responds in an interview by Rabbi David Jay Kaufman of Des Moines, Iowa, and others; they discuss various aspects of the movement for jewish renewal and the work of The Shalom Center, from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s practice of “rebbetude” to global scorching. (Interview begins at 1:43.) MP3 audio file is also available
Reb Arthur talks with Rev. Joan Brown Campbell at the Chautauqua Institition about personal, political, and spiritual radicalism — demonstrating the connection between them in our lives, in Torah, midrash, and more. “Radishes” and “radicals” are from the Latin root for “root.” What are our roots today? Are they again in spiritual traditions? On colorful video, 1 hour 11 minutes of joyful and prophetic conversation.
This past Tuesday (March 9, 2010), I joined about 5,000 other people to fill an entire city block of Washington DC to protest at a gathering of "health unsurance" executives and lobbyists at a hotel there. The intention was to make a citizen's arrest of those executives for policies that kill people.
by Rabbi Amy Eilberg, February 24, 2010 [Eilberg is a member of the Board of The Shalom Center. She was the first woman ordained as a Conservative rabbi by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. She directs interfaith dialog programs in the Twin Cities, including at the Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning and the St. Paul Interfaith Network.]
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