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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 25.02.10 | 08:58 (IST)

    Rabbi Siwerski, taught me that Jews were responsible for being 'better'. That Jews should be the defenders of righteous behavior. He, who's congregation met over a storefront on Alton Road, and included Meyer Lansky, was a humble man who thought that being a rabbi to a mostly impoverished congregation of South Beach Jews who were refugees from Imperial Russia, was more important than being the Rabbi of what could have been the riches congregation in Miami Beach. The Rabbi chose to earn his living teaching college history to earn a living rather than live off his congregation. View him as you wish. He taught me a lesson in ethics and humility that has persisted. A great man.

    from the article: Judith Butler: As a Jew, I was taught it was ethically imperative to speak up
    First published 13:39 24.02.10 | Last updated 14:45 24.02.10
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