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Exhibit Opening Reception, “Faith in Action: In the Footsteps of Abraham Joshua Heschel”

Abraham Joshua Heschel grew up in Poland, began his career in Germany, and became one of the most influential Jewish theologians of the 20th century in the United States. Heschel dedicated his life to the study of traditional Jewish sources and the application of those sources to the situations faced by Modern Jews. Heschel modeled socially engaged Judaism throughout his life. He represented American Jews at the Second Vatican Council, marched with Martin Luther King Jr. at Selma and protested the Vietnam War.
This exhibit showcases Heschel’s life and work as a rabbi, philosopher, writer, professor, ecumenist and social activist. Heschel’s daughter, Susannah, will discuss the kinds of issues the Heschel archives can help address and resolve.
The exhibit will run March 19-July 24 in the Mary Duke Biddle Room, Rubenstein Library.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and the DHRC@FHI.


March 21, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room
1st Floor of Rubenstein Library + Google Map