Ferguson Protestor Amid Flares

A St. Louis Rabbi On the Ground in Ferguson

It has been almost two weeks of unrest since the shooting death of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Since then, “clashes between the police and protesters have become a nightly ritual,” The New York Times reports. In response, many spiritual leaders around the country have taken note, standing in solidarity with protesters and descending upon the state to offer spiritual guidance and help quell the violence. Yet some have been on the scene from the beginning. One is Rabbi Susan Talve, who leads the progressive Central Reform Congregation in St. Louis, just 20 minutes away from suburban Ferguson. Moment spoke with Talve, who has been campaigning for progressive causes including gun control and race issues for many years, and is working with the Jewish community to address the race and class tensions that have flared...

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