Recapturing the Prophetic Tradition: A Challenge for Interreligious Dialogue

Susannah Heschel

Susannah Heschel is an American scholar and the Eli M. Black Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. The author and editor of numerous books and articles, she is a Guggenheim Fellow and the recipient of numerous awards, including four honorary doctorates. She is the daughter of Abraham Joshua Heschel, one of the leading Jewish theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th century. An innovative thinker and activist, she is credited with starting the tradition of including an orange on the Passover Seder plate to signify the inclusion of lesbians and gay men in synagogue life.

How does one inspire? Not only through words of comfort and reassurance, but with challenges to complacency. Interreligious dialogue is an opportunity to draw inspiration from the Psalms of our traditions.

Susannah Heschel, Ph.D.

2021 ICJS Manekin-Clark Speaker