Octavo, ix, 323pp. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine and front panel. In publishers dust jacket, $5.00 on front flap, wear at edges, vibrant colors. Inscribed by Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan to Rabbi Stanley Rabinowitz on dedication page. Inscription reads: “To my colleague Rabbi Stanley Rabinowitz, Affectionately, Mordecai M. Kaplan.” Rabbi Kaplan was the founder of Reconstructionist Judaism.
Comments: Rabbi Stanley Rabinowitz was a spiritual leader for presidents, supreme court justices, Israeli prime ministers and the Washington DC community for three decades. As the leader of the Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, he was called upon by President Lyndon Johnson in the wake of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to help craft the Thanksgiving Day address to the nation. A few years later, he was called upon by President Jimmy Carter to assist with the Camp David Accords. He is remembered by the Washington DC community as a teacher and advocate for social integration. He passed away in 2012.