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  • Susannah Heschel

    Series Name:

    The Jewish Tradition & Human Rights

    Presenter:

    Susannah Heschel

    Sponsors:

    Center for Jewish Studies, Duke Human Rights Center (DHRC), Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute (DHRC@FHI), and Jewish Life at Duke

    Location:

    TBA

    When:

    to

    Contact:

    Elliott, Serena

    Email:

    serena.elliott@duke.edu

    Phone:

    660-3504

    Susannah Heschel (Dartmouth College) discusses her father's (Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel) legacy as a human rights activist and his archives, which have recently opened here at Duke in the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.Susannah Heschel is the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. Her scholarship focuses on Jewish-Christian relations in Germany during the 19th and 20th centuries, the history of biblical scholarship, and the history of anti-Semitism. Her numerous publications include Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus (University of Chicago Press), which won a National Jewish Book Award and Germany's Geiger Prize, and The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany (Princeton University Press). She is the author of over seventy articles and has edited several books, including Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays of Abraham Joshua Heschel; Betrayal: German Churches and the Holocaust (with Robert P. Ericksen); Insider/Outsider: American Jews and Multiculturalism(with David Biale and Michael Galchinsky).

    Human Rights and Lecture/Talk