Ambassador David Saperstein is one of the most important Jewish leaders of our time. He is the first non-Christian to hold the post of US Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom, where he serves as the United States’ chief diplomat on issues of religious freedom worldwide and consults directly with President Obama and Secretary Kerry.
Saperstein is well known throughout the world. A few years ago Newsweek magazine named Saperstein as the "Most Influential Rabbi in America.
Prior to his holding his current position, Saperstein led the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism for decades. He has spent his career focusing on social justice and religious freedom issues. He was instrumental in the 1993 passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which requires the government to show a compelling reason for any action that impinges upon the exercise of religion.
A prolific writer and amazing speaker, Ambassador Saperstein has appeared on numerous television news and talk shows. His articles have been published in the Washington Post, the New York Times and the “Harvard Law Review.” His latest book is Jewish Dimensions of Social Justice: Tough Moral Choices of Our Time.
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