Heschel and King
Rabbi Heschel is one my favorite authors. The picture above shows the white haired Heschel at Selma with Martin Luther King Jr, John Lewis, Ralph Abernathy, and Ralph Bunche (reprinted from Susannah Heschel’s collection on the Dartmouth College website). One of the dozen or so quotes on my favorite quotations page is from the rabbi who was an activist a generation ago although the quote relates to religious ritual, symbol and myth rather than activism … “all conception is symbolization,” sayeth the rabbi.

I mention him here because of a blogpost regarding the Missouri legislature naming a highway after the rabbi in response to a hate group adopting the highway. See the National Democratic Jewish Council’s blog for details.