“The Eternal Dissident”:  Rabbi Leonard I. Beerman and the Radical Imperative to Think and Act

Edited by David N. Myers

This volume offers a wide-angle perspective on one of the most brilliant, politically active, and controversial Reform rabbis of the latter half of the twentieth century, Leonard Beerman (1921–2014).  It does so by bringing together a collection of Beerman’s most important sermons and occasional writings over the course of a sixty-five year career.  These writings give eloquent voice to Beerman’s wide-ranging theological and political concerns: racial and economic inequality, nuclear disarmament, interfaith dialogue, and the quest for peace and justice in Israel-Palestine.  

The book was published in May 2018. Please join us for a book launch event, featuring Editor David Myers and friends and colleagues of Rabbi Beerman to reflect on his remarkable career and its relevance to today.