Rabbi Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was both a mystic and an activist, and he combined his passions in ways that can inspire all to link our inner and outer lives.
The scion of a Polish Hasidic dynasty, Heschel also pursued a secular education. Forced to escape to the United States, he became one of the most influential Jewish theologians of the 20th Century. Through his friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Heschel also became the most prominent rabbinic voice in the African American civil rights movement. His poetic teachings will move us simultaneously to reverie and to action.