Abraham Joshua Heschel
Man of Spirit, Man of Action
Thanks to Alan B. Slifka and Catharyn and Mike Gildesgame for making publication of this book possible.
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
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.