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Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel was born in Poland to a family with respected rabbis on both sides of his family. He received his doctorate at the University of Berlin in the early 1930s. While in Berlin, he received a liberal rabbinic ordination and began to teach Talmud. He also joined a Yiddish poetry group and published several of his poems.

In the late 1930s, Rabbi Heschel was arrested by the Gestapo and deported to Poland. He briefly taught Jewish philosophy and Torah in Warsaw. Aided by an organization that helped Jewish scholars to emigrate, Rabbi Heschel escaped to London just a few weeks prior to the German invasion of Poland. His mother and one of his sisters were killed in the German invasion of Poland, and two other sisters later died in Nazi concentration camps.

Rabbi Heschel came to the United States in 1940, where he finally settled. He began to teach on Jewish ethics and mysticism.

In 1946, he married Sylvia Straus, a concert pianist.

Heschel's approach looked to the mysticism and inner spiritual practices of Kabbalah, Hassidism, and medieval Jewish philosophy. He also emphasized social justice activism as a natural expression of the teachings of the Hebrew prophets. He played a prominent role in the US civil rights movements and protested the war in Vietnam.

Rabbi Heschel continued to teach, write, and engage in social activism until his death in 1972.

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Recommended Books: Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

Man Is Not Alone: A Philosophy of Religion God in Search of Man: A Philosophy of Judaism The Prophets ABC News Classics: Rabbi Heschel (DVD) Spiritual Radical: Abraham Joshua Heschel in America
Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays Between God and Man The Sabbath Abraham Joshua Heschel: Man of Spirit, Man of Action 3 Poems by Abraham Joshua Heschel: Khoyves (Debts) - MP3 Download
Heavenly Torah: As Refracted Through the Generations The Ineffable Name of God, Man: Poems

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