The Jewish Left
The Jewish Left
Very little has appeared online that deals with the activities of the Jewish left during the 1960s. I try to make up for that lack here by reporting on what I did with my peers in the Los Angeles area. All of this material, and more, will be available at appropriate archives soon.
- The Hurvitz Family's Yom Kippur Leaflet calling for an end to the war in Vietnam (1966).
The leaflet (printed on white paper (the color of the scan is not true)) was distributed outside of a number of synagogues in Los Angeles following Yom Kippur services 5727 (1966).
the text; a scan of the front of the leaflet; a scan of the back of the leaflet.
"Mom" Faye Hurvitz began distributing the leaflet once again due to the current (Autumn 2004) political situation in the U. S. in relation to the war in Iraq. It has received nods of recognition for its prescience.
- Some thoughts about Abraham Joshua Heschel on the 25th anniversary of his death.
- The Conference on Jewish Action held May 9-11, 1969 which served as the organizing meeting of the Jewish Radical Community of Los Angeles.
- Thoughts about the commonality of the struggles of Blacks (African Americans) and Jews during the period. A couple of leaflets of the Jewish Radical Community on the subject:
- American Oppression Divides Black and Jew; the first leaflet of the Jewish Radical Community of Los Angeles (January 5, 1970).
- A comparison of the struggles of Soviet Jewish Prisoner of Conscience Boris Kochubiyevsky and Black Panther Bobby Seale Free Boris Free Bobby; the eighth leaflet of the Jewish Radical Community of Los Angeles (August 7, 1970).
- The text of the People's Peace Treaty distributed by the Jewish Radical Community of Los Angeles. And scans of the pamphlet that accompanied it: The front; the back; supporting materials inside poetry; the a Torah-based case against the war by Rabbi Moshe Adler; continued; and The Vietnam War and the Needs of the Jewish Community.
© Mark Hurvitz
Last modified February 7, 2007