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Jewish clergy in the Civil Rights Movement

Unit 2 , Lesson 6

Jewish Women's Archive - Living the Legacy

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Jewish clergy in the Civil Rights Movement

Enduring understandings: 
  • The responsibilities of rabbis to their own congregations and the Jewish community can at times come into conflict with their responsibilities to the broader community.
  • Jewish experiences and values informed Jewish relationships to the Civil Rights Movement in many different ways.
  • Regional differences, particularly between the North and South, impacted rabbis' responses to the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Essential questions: 
    • Who were some of the Northern and Southern rabbis who participated in the Civil Rights Movement?
    • What Jewish experiences and values motivated Jewish clergy to participate (and not participate) in the Civil Rights Movement?
    • What roles do you think rabbis should play in relation to political and social issues today?

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    Jewish Women's Archive. "Living the Legacy - Lesson: Jewish clergy in the Civil Rights Movement." (Viewed on April 18, 2014) <http://jwa.org/teach/livingthelegacy/civilrights/jewish-clergy-in-civil-rights-movement>.