Fast between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to Protest Munich and Vietnam [chapter]

2018 The Eternal Dissident: Rabbi Leonard I. Beerman and the Radical Imperative to Think and Act  
Beerman's call in 1972 for a fast between Rosh Hashanah and Yom was the result of two events that weighed heavily on him: the ongoing U.S. military action in Vietnam, including the destructive American bombing campaign that he unrelentingly opposed; and the murderous attack on the Israeli Olympic team by Palestinian terrorists in Munich on September 5-6 of that year. The pairing of these two events reflected the integration of two facets of his personality and areas of concern: the universal
more » ... n: the universal and the Jewish. The mode of his protest, a fast, reflected his appreciation for the "Ten Days of Repentance" between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur as a time of deep introspection and self-reflection.
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