Jews and the Struggle for Civil Rights

By Moti Rieber

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Fall 2000

This review looks at Marc Schneier's Shared Dreams: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Jewish Community. The reviewer affirms that the main strength of the book is that it brings attention to those Jews who otherwise would have not been remembered during the Civil Rights movement. The author highlights that Schneier hardly mentions what was specifically Jewish about what the people were doing and that the secular nature of the involvement of Jews is lost at times. The reviewer goes on to elaborate on the history and relationship between blacks and Jews and specifically between Martin Luther King Jr. and Jews. The author concludes by asserting that Schneier reminds the Jewish community that they can be proud of being part of an important part of American history.


Topic: Black-Jewish Relations, Civil Rights, Social Justice, Publications

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Hirsh, Richard

Volume/Issue: vol.66/no.1

Page Number(s): 66-70

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Genre: Book Review

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Rieber, Moti. Jews and the Struggle for Civil Rights. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Fall 2000: 66-70.


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