Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Location Hall of Philosophy

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Ph.D., founded (1983) and directs The Shalom Center. In 2014 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award as a Human Rights Hero from T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, and in 2015 the Forward named him one of the “most inspiring” Rabbis. His most recent books out of the 22 that he has written are Freedom Journeys: The Tale of Exodus & Wilderness across Millennia, co-authored with Rabbi Phyllis Berman, and Down-to-Earth Judaism: Food, Money, Sex & the Rest of Life.  His most recent arrests of about 23 were in an interfaith climate action at the White House before Passover and Palm Sunday, 2013, and in a mass act of civil disobedience at the US Capitol on April 18, 2016, demanding Congress to act to end the flood of hyper-wealth into our elections and to act to protect the right to vote everywhere, against voter suppression efforts by states. 

See also Rabbi Waskow’s pioneering essay, “Jewish Environmental Ethics: Adam and Adamah,” in Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics (Dorff and Crane, eds.; Oxford Univ. Press, 2013).