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Susannah Heschel, “The Jewish Tradition and Human Rights”

Heschel is the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College.  Her scholarship focuses on Jewish-Christian relations in Germany during the 19th and 20th centuries, the history of biblical scholarship, and the history of anti-Semitism. Her numerous publications include Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus (University of Chicago Press), which won a National Jewish Book Award and Germany’s Geiger Prize, and The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany (Princeton University Press). She is the author of over seventy articles and has edited several books, including Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays of Abraham Joshua Heschel; Betrayal: German Churches and the Holocaust (with Robert P. Ericksen); Insider/Outsider: American Jews and Multiculturalism (with David Biale and Michael Galchinsky)
Susannah Heschel will discuss the legacy of her father, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, as a human rights activist. She will also discuss his archives, which have recently opened here at Duke in the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.  A reception will follow.

Sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, and Jewish Life at Duke.


October 20, 2014
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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