The Search for God at Harvard

Goldman, Ari L.

Times Books, 1991

p. 44

Goldman tells of his one year at Harvard Divinity School: '. . . in my entire year at Harvard, I never saw anyone on his or her knees. To my mind, kneeling is the ultimate expression of Christian supplication. It is something so Christian that, as a Jewish boy, I was taught never to fall down on both knees, not even while playing in the park or retrieving some toy from under the sofa. ‘Always keep one knee up' my counselor said at Camp Kol-Re-Na, an orthodox all-boys summer sleep-away camp in the Catskills. 'Jews don't kneel.’''