|Dr. Heschel to speak in St. Petersburg and Sarasota|
|January 7, 2019 [St. Petersburg, FL] – In collaboration with “Legacy Week 2019” and USF St. Petersburg, The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) is hosting Dr. Susannah Heschel, Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College and daughter of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, confidant |
Dr. Heschel will speak in St. Petersburg at USF St. Petersburg on January 31st and in Sarasota at Aviva – A Campus for Senior Life on February 1st.
The message Dr. Heschel will share of these two contemporary prophets is steeped both in American history and Florida’s. While our state now boasts of ethnic, political, religious and economic diversity, it was once a bastion of segregation. Both Rabbi Heschel and Dr. King affirmed that the struggle against racism was an interfaith effort, with Herschel declaring, “You cannot worship God and at the same time look at man as if he were a horse.”
An accomplished author in her own right, Dr. Heschel’s lecture of her father’s legacy will include inspiring and thought-provoking excerpts of both the Rabbi’s and Dr. King’s writings that will gift the audience with a deeper understanding of the bonds these men shared – their passion for justice, peace
To learn of the legacy of Rabbi Heschel, a man who lived a life of deep thought and vigorous action, in an intimate lecture setting and through the eyes and voice of his daughter, will be a powerful, memorable experience for all who attend. Following the lecture times will be set aside for audience interaction/discussion with the speaker and among themselves.
Both of these programs are free and open to the public. Dr. Heschel will speak on at 6:00 p.m. on January 31,
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