Historical Who is Who
1909 - 1972
Poland United Sates
From Eastern European Chasidic background, resettling in USA, via the UK, following Nazi deportation from Germany, Heschel in writing and teaching became a leading authority on social ethics and what it means to be Jewish. He stressed the importance of human engagement with contemporary challenges – civil rights, military initiatives, different religions – as a leap of action with God.
Interview with Abraham Heschel (4 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K2x5YXw9GI