Spiritual Audacity: The Abraham Joshua Heschel Story (Indiana premiere)
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel was one of the most remarkable and inspiring figures of the 20th century. Born in Warsaw, Poland as part of a centuries-old rabbinic dynasty within the Hasidic tradition, he narrowly escaped the Holocaust and arrived in New York in 1940. During the next 30 years he emerged as one of the most influential voices in the world of religion. He was a mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr. and other leaders within the U.S. civil rights movement (including John Lewis and Andrew Young, who are interviewed in the film), a leading critic of the Vietnam War, a champion for Soviet Jews, an author of several books now considered religious classics and a pioneer in the work of interfaith dialogue
Followed by a virtual conversation with filmmaker Martin Doblmeier and Susannah Heschel, Rabbi Heschel’s daughter and Eli M. Black Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. virtually.
This film is part of a series of documentaries from Journey Films, made possible by grants from Lilly Endowment Inc., about significant 20th century theologians and religious leaders who continue to have influence in the world today. Presented in partnership with Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, with support from Lilly Endowment.
Sponsor: Congregation Beth-El Zedeck