Susannah Heschel talks about the life and work of her father, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. Born in 1907 in Warsaw, Heschel became a prominent theologian and perhaps the most famous Jewish leader of his day. Celebrated for his involvement in the civil rights and antiwar movements, Heschel also invigorated Jewish thought and spirituality in America through books like The Sabbath, Man Is Not Alone, and God in Search of Man. A professor at Dartmouth, Susannah Heschel is the author of Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus and the editor of Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays by Abraham Joshua Heschel.
Recorded Thursday, May 29, 2008 at The Woman's Club of Evanston.