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Abraham Joshua Heschel


Who is Abraham Joshua Heschel?

Abraham Joshua Heschel was a Polish-born American rabbi and one of the leading Jewish theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th century. Heschel, a professor of Jewish mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, authored a number of widely read books on Jewish philosophy and was active in the American Civil Rights movement.

  • also known as Abraham Heschel, Abraham Joseph Heschel
  • born on (109 years ago) in Warsaw
  • ethnicity: Jewish people, Poles
  • nationality: United States of America, Poland
  • religion: Judaism
  • education: PhD (Philosophy) at Humboldt University of Berlin, graduated in
  • profession: Rabbi, philosopher, professor
  • parent of Susannah Heschel
  • died on (43 years ago) in New York
  • written works: "The Sabbath", "God In Search of Man", "Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity", "Man Is Not Alone", "Man's quest for God", "Maīmonide", "The circle of the Baal Shem Tov", "Die Prophetie", "Israel: an echo of eternity", "Who is man?", "To grow in wisdom", "The prophets", "The earth is the Lord's, and The Sabbath"
  • some of the awards:
      • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada (Religion)
      • National Jewish Book Award for Modern Jewish Thought & Experience - "Israel: an echo of eternity"

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Love in World Religions (2008)

by Yudit Kornberg Greenberg

The foremost Jewish pioneer of interfaith dialogue in the twentieth century was Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, who played a prominent role in negotiations between Jewish organizations and the hierarchy of the Catholic Church before and ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Zionism (2013)

by Rafael Medoff, Chaim I. Waxman

̄ Abraham Joshua Heschel eloquently put it this way: Throughout the ages wesaid ®No ̄ to all the conquerors ofPalestine.Wesaid ®No ̄ before Godand man emphatically, daily.We objected to the occupations, werejectedtheirclaims, we ...

Google previewA Lexicon of Terror (2011)

Argentina and the Legacies of Torture, Revised and Updated with a New Epilogue by Marguerite Feitlowitz

A protégé of Abraham Joshua Heschel, Meyer founded the first Conservative rabbinical seminary ...

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Racism is man's gravest threat to man - the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason. (Abraham Joshua Heschel)
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