Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel: A New Film Spotlights The Jewish Scholar's Civil Rights Activism
The Jewish theologian and Holocaust survivor was a spiritual mentor to MLK, Jr. and the 1960s civil rights leadership, and an advocate of interfaith dialogues.
Tom's next guests are featured in a new documentary about an extraordinary Jewish theologian and activist. Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel was a mentor, friend and colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and one of the most influential religious scholars and public intellectuals of the 20th century.
Tomorrow afternoon, the Institute for Islamic, Christian and Jewish Studies here in Baltimore will host a virtual symposium to talk about Heschel’s influence and legacy.
Taylor Branch and Ben Sax join us on Zoom.