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Love and Rebuke: Social Protest and the Legacy of Martin Luther King
Tue, January 19 at 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Martin Luther King’s advocacy of non-violent protest was deeply rooted in a Christian love ethic that demands love of the enemy. Join Rabbi Bill Plevan to look at some of the most daring of King’s interpretations of this love ethic and consider how Jews might view the relationship between love and non-violent social protest. In particular we will look at the relationship between love and rebuke in Leviticus 19:17-18 and its meaning for the challenges of our times.
Rabbi Bill Plevan holds rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary and a doctorate in Religion from Princeton University where he wrote his dissertation on the German-Jewish philosopher Martin Buber. He has taught Jewish philosophy, theology and ethics at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Gratz College, Hebrew Union College, and in a variety of adult educational settings.