"...I believe that only goodness and truth and conduct that is humane and self-sacrificing toward those who need us can bring God nearer to us, and that our errors can only be atoned by our acting in a more kindly spirit...."
Justice Brandeis apparently treasured his
words. Throughout his life, he sought to associate with people of
He found them here in Boston:
1st, among Protestant academics affiliated with Harvard
University. He particularly shared mutual admiration with President
2nd, among Irish Catholic labor leaders of the late 19th
century. He particularly
shared mutual concerns with Mary Kenney.
3rd, among Jewish garment workers and employers. He considered
partner in spirit with New York laborers and Boston's Filene brothers in
to understand both perspectives of employees and employers.
4th, among Zionists who were trying to re-create a Jewish
Palestine as early as the 1890s. He considered their dedicated
putting Bible values into practice amazing. They considered him a
who could advance the idea of a home for the Jewish people.