Selma

Still More Bridges To Cross

Jews come to Selma ‘not to celebrate, but to be committed’ to justice.

03/11/2015
Staff Writer

Some rode all night on a charter bus from Greensboro, N.C. — eight hours through the heart of the Deep South to reach Selma. Some flew to Birmingham, and then made the two-hour bus ride to the aging synagogue a few blocks from the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

Thousands marched over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Saturday to commemorate Bloody Sunday a half-century ago.

Keeping Their Eyes On The Prize?

As Jews celebrate King’s legacy amid ‘Selma’ controversy, challenges emerge over how to pursue his dream.

01/21/2015
Jewish Week Correspondent

The Martin Luther King Shabbat in Crown Heights last Friday achieved what its organizers, Repair the World, were hoping it would achieve.

Rev. Martin Luther King, other civil rights leaders and clergy, including Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.Getty Images

Memory Marches On

An interracial group, including men and women from around the country, began gathering at a community college in Selma, Alabama, early on Sunday morning last week.

Civil rights marches -- and their subsequent re-enactments -- follow in old footsteps/Shalom Center
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