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Sun Jan 16, 2022, 04:55 PM

Israel Dresner, rabbi who marched with Martin Luther King, dies at 92

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Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/01/16/1073219153/israel-d

The funeral for a New Jersey man on Sunday comes at a most poignant moment for his family, as it coincides with the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Rabbi Israel "Sy" Dresner was one of the earliest Freedom Riders in the 1960s and was close with King.

Dresner died Thursday of cancer at the age of 92.

Dresner was arrested four times in the early '60s during the time he spent as a Freedom Rider. He used to leave his home in northern New Jersey, sometimes driving all night long, to join the nonviolent protests against segregation in the South.

In 1961, he traveled to Tallahassee, Fla., and was arrested and jailed after he and a group of Blacks and whites tried to integrate an airport restaurant. He was later the named petitioner in a legal case challenging the arrest that made it to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Read more: NPR



His gravestone will read, with a verse from the Torah: "Justice, justice, shall you pursue."

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Reply Israel Dresner, rabbi who marched with Martin Luther King, dies at 92 (Original post)
Behind the Aegis Jan 2022 OP
appmanga Jan 2022 #1
JI7 Jan 2022 #3
bronxiteforever Jan 2022 #2
oasis Jan 2022 #4
BumRushDaShow Jan 2022 #5
Polybius Jan 2022 #6
Behind the Aegis Jan 2022 #7

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 06:51 PM

1. It saddens me...

...that it seems to be almost forgotten that part of the Civil Rights Movement was interracial and interfaith, and everybody was equally vulnerable. Rest in peace.

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Response to appmanga (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 07:00 PM

3. Jewish people have always been a huge part of it

but the community has been demonized by people on the right and so called left.



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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 07:00 PM

2. Kick & recommend. American hero.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 09:20 PM

4. Rest in peace Rabbi.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 10:07 PM

5. R.I.P.

to the Rabbi Dresner. Such a brave soul to endure the "Freedom Rides", where those who dared were under constant threat of of injury and/or death.



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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 10:29 AM

6. Broken link

Anyway, RIP.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 01:32 PM

7. Thanks for letting me know.

I found a replacement.

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