Who can resist talking about love on Valentine’s Day?  I cannot.  Nor can I resist a Shakespearean pun in revisiting both Felix Adler’s profound understanding of love, and his pervasive support for working people in the age of robber barons. I will ask us if we need to renew our understanding of Adler’s vision for our own times -both in theory and in ethical action.

Jim is the former Leader of the Riverdale/­Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture; prior to that he was the Leader of the Essex Ethical Culture Society. He a practicing attorney at Ward’s Island, representing the interests of the patients.