Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel insisted that the opposite of good is not evil, it is indifference. Born into an esteemed Hasidic family in Poland in 1907, Heschel immigrated to the United States and became a public intellectual and a provocative leader on race, war, and interreligious encounter. Heschel was a mystic who wrote transcendent, poetic words about God. At the same time, he marched alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and organized religious leadership against the war in Vietnam, embodying the social activism of the biblical prophets he studied. We explore Heschel's teachings and his prophetic legacy- his "spiritual audacity" - for people in our time. [Broadcast Date: December 3, 2009]
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