Can one understand American political tradition without knowing its relationship to the Hebrew Bible? According to Rabbi Dr. Stuart Halpern of Yeshiva University- no. He is one of 4 co-authors of ‘Proclaim Liberty throughout the Land’, a newly published sourcebook on the Hebraic worldview that inspired the early settlers with its vision of redemption, exodus, covenant, liberty and the combination of righteousness and freedom. He speaks with Eve on the shared heritage of the diverse First Continental Congress, one rooted in our text and the sacredness of human life. Get ready – you can even practice your Hebrew.

Written by Eve Harow