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Abraham Heschel: "Prophet of the Prophets" (Becoming Mystics & Prophets series)

“Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement. ....get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.”

- Abraham Heschel

Abraham Heschel

Born in Poland in 1907 and escaping the Nazis to come to New York, Abraham Heschel’s life led him to become one of the leading Jewish theologians and philosophers of the 20th century.  Active in the Civil Rights Movement, he marched with Martin Luther King, Jr. at Selma and protested the Vietnam War. 

In his book The Prophets (1962), he wrote that God gives the prophet God’s own heart of mercy and compassion and intolerance for injustice.  The prophet must be the voice of the voiceless.

Monday, September 18, 2017
Presented twice: 10:00am—11:15am and 6:30pm—7:45pm

Presenter Rabbi Ronald Shapiro is Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Shalom in Milwaukee. Originally from Minneapolis, he has worked with congregations in Rochester, New York, and has had a long career of leading interfaith dialogue and working for social justice, for which he has received many awards.  He co-chaired the Rabbi/Priest dialogue with Bishop Sklba at the Richard Lux Center of Jewish studies at Sacred Heart Seminary in Milwaukee and taught Judaism 28 years at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee.

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