The life and thought of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907–1972) exerted a profound impact on the history of American religion and social activism.
The subject of a new PBS documentary, Spiritual Audacity, Heschel offered prophetic insights into the nature of God, the meaning of justice, and the necessity of Jewish-Christian dialogue.
On this episode, we discuss the rabbi’s legacy with two guests: Martin Doblmeier, who directed the film, and Professor Susannah Heschel, Rabbi Heschel’s daughter.
For further reading:
- Getting Past Supersessionism,’ The Editors
- ‘The Call of Transcendence,’ Mary C. Boys
- ‘Enough Bromides,’ Thomas Albert Howard
“We are capable of making time holy. The question is, how do we do it?”—Susannah Heschel
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