Susannah Heschel

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Susannah Heschel holds the Eli Black Chair in Jewish Studies in the Department of Religion at Dartmouth College, USA. Her scholarship focuses on Jewish-Christian relations in Germany during the 19th and 20th centuries. She has also written extensively on feminist issues related to Jewish Studies and edited a classic collection, On Being a Jewish Feminist, first published in 1983.

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2011

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Why is Jesus the source of fascination in modern Jewish thought? How has Christianity changed Jewish practice and how did Judaism shape the medieval imagination?

We discovered the Jews who insisted on Jesus’ Jewish-ness, the movement to identify Jesus as an Aryan, and how an examination of the Virgin Mary can offer a glimpse into the links and catastrophic breaks between the Abrahamic faiths.

Professors Susannah Heschel and Miri Rubin, two leading scholars in the field offered fresh and enlightening perspectives on the history of Jewish-Christian relations.

2007

Wednesday, 28 February 2007

Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was perhaps the most significant Jewish theologian of the 20th century. His daughter, Susannah Heschel explored the legacy left both to her and to Jewish life a century after his birth and shared some rare footage of the man who was able to build bridges between prayer and politics. Many will remember the picture of him striding alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., in the protest march at Selma, Alabama. Mrs. Coretta Scott King, in recalling that event, called Heschel "one of the great men of our time."

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