Rabbi Robert J. Marx, visionary Jewish leader who spoke up for justice, dies at 93

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Rabbi Robert J. Marx founded the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA) in 1964 out of a conviction that the Jewish call to pursue justice — as it says in Deuteronomy, “Justice, Justice You Shall Pursue” — is the most sacred of all the Torah’s teachings. He carried out this imperative by denouncing all forms of oppression and working in close partnership with marginalized communities to address poverty, racism, and injustice through concrete action.

Read more about his extraordinary life and legacy.