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Despair is not a strategy: Ruth Messinger reflects on her career

2 Aug

 

Ruth Messinger, Global Ambassador and Past President of American Jewish World Service and former Manhattan Borough President.

I’m pleased to present this episode of My Teacher podcast in which I interview Ruth Messinger on her remarkable career in New York City politics and social justice advocacy leadingAmerican Jewish World Service. She discusses the influence of many teachers in her life, with special emphasis on her mother, Marjorie Wyler, and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. Marjorie Wyler had her own distinguished career at the Jewish Theological Seminary where she produced the acclaimed program The Eternal Light program on radio and television.