Abraham Joshua Heschel Man of Spirit, Man of Action

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  • Or Rose (author)
  • Susannah Heschel (foreword)
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About the Book

Ages 9-12

Abraham Joshua Heschel — theologian, teacher, author, beloved rabbi, civil rights activist, and modern prophet of social conscience — was one of the most influential religious leaders of the 20th century.

Perhaps best known by most Americans for his headline-making participation in the 1965 Selma, Alabama demonstration alongside the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., Heschel was also an extraordinary Jewish educator and the author of nearly two dozen books.

He inspired millions of Jews and non-Jews alike throughout the world with his writings and his campaigns for social causes.


A Sydney Taylor Award Notable Book


…Heschel’s journey of self-discovery, flight from the Nazis, and eventual leadership in the United States and around the world is told with breath-taking ease, simplicity, a touch of youthful familiarity, and a distinct sense of awe… [this] is a tiny, inspiring introduction to the man and his teachings…

— Ottawa Jewish Bulletin

Or Rose

Or Rose is a PhD student in Jewish Thought at Brandeis University. His areas of research include Hasidism and modern Jewish thought. He has also served as an educator at the Jewish Community Day School in Newton, MA and the Abraham Joshua Heschel School in New York, NY.

Susannah Heschel

Susannah Heschel is the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College and the author of Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus and of The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany.

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