ONLINE“Spiritual Audacity: The Abraham Joshua Heschel Story” Screening & Discussion

March 22, 2021 Free
Abraham Joshua Heschel (Courtesy photo)

The Boston College Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life will host a screening of the film “Spiritual Audacity: The Abraham Joshua Heschel Story” and a panel discussion with filmmaker Martin Doblemeier and professor Susannah Heschel. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning.

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.

This film combines archival photographs and rarely-seen footage, as well as interviews with civil rights leaders Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Young, Pulitzer-prize winning historian Taylor Branch, public theologian Cornel West, Jewish Theological Seminary chancellor Arnold Eisen, daughter Susannah Heschel and others. Also featured is artist Marc Chagall’s depiction of the Hebrew prophets and Ilya’s Schor’s paintings and woodcuts of Hasidic life.

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Monday, March 22, 2021, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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