Join Susannah Heschel, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel’s daughter, Robert Erlewine, editor of Plough’s new Abraham Joshua Heschel reader Thunder in the Soul, and filmmaker Martin Doblmeier, whose documentary Spiritual Audacity: The Abraham Joshua Heschel Story airs on PBS this month, for a lively discussion about how Rabbi Heschel’s words speak to our search for racial justice, environmental responsibility, and spiritual renewal today. Journalist Manya Brachear Pashman will moderate.
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel was one of the most remarkable and inspiring religious figures of the twentieth century. Descended from a long line of Orthodox rabbis, he fled Europe to escape the Nazis. He became a prominent public intellectual, a leading critic of the Vietnam War, a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr, a champion for Soviet Jews, and a pioneer in the work of interfaith dialogue. Today he is revered across theological and ideological lines as someone who can help us rediscover wonder and a right relationship with a God who cares.