Lewis H. Kamrass

Strange Fruit

D'Var Torah By: Oren J. Hayon

August 9, 2013
After seeing the infamous 1930 photograph by Lawrence Beitler, which depicts the mob lynching of two young black men, a Jewish high school teacher named Abel Meeropol wrote a haunting poem titled "Strange Fruit." The poem was first published in 1936 in The New York Teacher, a union magazine. Later...