GIANTS OF JUSTICE by Albert Vorspan


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The pursuit of justice is of primary concern within the framework of both Jewish and American democratic thought. In this collection of biographies, the currents of both traditions are clearly reflected in the lives of the fourteen men and women considered. Brandeis, Henry Cohen, Dubinsky, Edward Israel, Abraham Cronbach, Louis Marshall, Stephon Wise, Lehman, Henrietta Szold, Einstein, Lillian Wald, Henry Monsky, Simon Wolf, and Rabbi Mayerberg have travelled vastly divergent roads in their search for American justice. Some used legality as a tool, some religion, some philosophy. Their political, religious and social orientations have little in common. But they are alike in that as Americans and Jews they have dedicated themselves to the betterment of man's state. Written by the Director of the Commission on Social Action of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, the author includes his own summary and a prognosis of the role which the American Jew properly should play in the future. Secular, informative, this book should find the bulk of its readers among those Jews whose sympathy lies with the Reform movement.

Pub Date: May 20th, 1960
Publisher: Crowell