Quoted: Susannah Heschel on the Jewish Role at Selma


Dartmouth Now takes note when faculty and other members of the community weigh in on issues of the day. Here is today’s “Quoted”:

“We were carried to Selma 50 years ago on the wings of our Jewish conscience, which insisted that it is our moral duty as Jews and as American citizens to say no to the insidious and tenacious racism of this country that is ruining the values we cherish and is covering justice and righteousness with chains,” says Professor Susannah Heschel in a Jewish Week story about the recent gathering in Selma, Ala., to commemorate the 50th anniversary of events leading to the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Heschel is a professor of religion and the Eli Black Professor in Jewish Studies.

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