Abraham Joshua Heschel

Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907 – 1972) was an American Jewish rabbi, scholar, and philosopher. In 1937 Martin Buber appointed him as his successor at the central organization for Jewish adult education (Mittelstelle fuer juedische Erwachsenenbildung) and the Juedisches Lehrhaus at Frankfurt on the Main. In time he became one of the most influential modern philosophers of religion in the United States, his work widely recognized in both Jewish and Christian circles. He also formulated an original philosophy of Judaism, expressed in such foundational books as Man Is Not Alone (1951) and God in Search of Man (1955).