Spiritual Audacity: The Abraham Joshua Heschel Story (May 8 – May 10)
Monday, May 10, 2021
Spiritual Audacity: The Abraham Joshua Heschel Story
This film was screened as part of JAHM 2021 from May 8-10.
View the trailer above
Interested in learning more? Visit the Journey Films Website for educational materials, information on bringing the film and filmmaker to your community, to purchase the digital download or DVD, and to learn more about the film.
On-demand May 8 at 12:00pm ET until May 10 at 11:59pm ET
Free with suggested $10 donation
See additional details and “Ways to Watch” below
Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) will kick off with a multi-day, free “drop-in” screening of the film Spiritual Audacity: The Abraham Heschel Story, a new documentary by the widely acclaimed filmmaker Martin Doblmeier released to coincide with the start of Jewish American Heritage Month.
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel was one of the most remarkable and inspiring figures of the American 20th Century. He was a mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr and the entire Civil Rights Movement, a leading critic of the Vietnam War, a champion for Soviet Jews and a pioneer in the work of interfaith dialogue.
The film combines archival photographs and rarely seen footage, as well as interviews with Civil Rights leaders Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Young, Pulitzer-prize winning historian Taylor Branch, public theologian Cornel West, Jewish Theological Seminary Chancellor Arnold Eisen, daughter Susannah Heschel and others. Also featured is artist Marc Chagall’s depiction of the Hebrew prophets, and Ilya’s Schor’s paintings and woodcuts of Hasidic life.
Ways to Watch: Watch Spiritual Audacity: The Abraham Heschel Story on-demand right here on this event page from Saturday, May 8 at 12:00pm ET through Monday, May 10 at 11:59pm ET.
Interested in learning more? Visit the Journey Films Website for educational materials, information on bringing the film and filmmaker to your community, to purchase the digital download or DVD, and more about the film.
Related programs: join us on Monday, May 10 for a conversation with members of the Congressional Caucus on Black Jewish Relations who are dedicated to bringing communities together and fighting hate in all forms. Click here for details.
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