Rabbi Stephen Wise

Clarence Darrow had many Jewish friends and denounced anti-Semitism but he never supported a separate homeland for Jewish people. In 1927, he debated Rabbi Stephen S. Wise over the issue: Is Zionism a Progressive Policy for Israel and America? Rabbi Wise argued in the affirmative and Darrow argued in the negative during the debate held at the Sinai Temple in Chicago on October 24, 1927. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-hec-19183.