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Spiritual Audacity: The Abraham Joshua Heschel Story
Dir.: Martin Doblemeier | 57 minutes

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Opening Remarks (in Eng.): Dr. Isaac Lifshitz, Shalem College

USA 2022 | 57 minutes | English | Hebrew subtitles

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel was one of the most remarkable and inspiring figures of the American 20th Century. He was a mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr. and the entire Civil Rights Movement, a leading critic of the Vietnam War, a champion for Soviet Jews, and a pioneer in the work of interfaith dialogue. Through interviews, archival photographs, and rarely seen footage, the film follows Heschel’s upbringing in Warsaw as part of a Hassidic dynasty, his narrow escape from the Nazis and arrival in NY in the 1940s, and his emergence as one of the most influential voices in the world of religion.