1964 was the Freedom Summer in America, and it saw a wave of white, Jewish volunteers leaving the comfort of their suburban existence to fight the battle against racism in the rural south. This episode explores the suburban cultural vacuum which many of them were fleeing and asks whether they went South as Jews, human beings or both.

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Rav Mike Feuer

Rav Mike Feuer is creator of the Jewish Story podcast, content consultant and faculty member at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem. His mission is to harness the power of story in order to inform, inspire and transform the world.