VIDEO: Gloria Steinem attributes her perseverance to a time, during the 1968 Democratic Convention, when Reb Arthur said to her, “It’s important. Everything you do is important.” As told in spring 2012.
Rabbi Arthur Waskow tells the story of Fannie Lou Hamer and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party at the 1964 Democratic National Convention, his own small role in seating their delegation, and the impact of her activism and leadership on his own life.
This is the second in the video series "Tales of the New Hassidim," Rabbi Arthur's own story-telling of moments he lived through, alongside others, in shaping the movement to renew Judaism as an instrument to heal the heart and the world
Rabbi Arthur Waskow discusses the relationship among Torah, the natural world, and action for social justice, in telling of his encounter with Rev. Charles Sherrod. Sherrod was the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee's organizer in Albany, Georgia in the early 1960s, and has been in the news recently because of the controversy surrounding right-wing smears against his wife, longtime USDA worker Shirley Sherrod.
Make a recurring donation and receive Freedom Journeys as our token of appreciation. Click here for more info about the book. Freedom Journeys is a deep meditation on the timeless—and timely—relevance of the Exodus narrative. In the grand tradition of mystical exegesis, Waskow and Berman reflect upon Exodus not only as an event that happened “then” and “there”, but a paradigm of movement that is happening here and in the now, for all of us, Jew and Muslim, Black and White, male and female. —Omid Safi, professor of Islamic studies, University of North Carolina.