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Livestream: Documentary on Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the Boise State Honors College invite the campus community to register for a special livestream screening and discussion of Martin Doblmeier’s documentary, “Spiritual Audacity: The Abraham Joshua Heschel Story” from 10 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Registration closes at the end of the business day on Jan. 17 and participants will receive email invitations with the link to join the presentation.

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel was a mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr., a critic of the Vietnam War, a champion for Soviet Jews, and a pioneer in the work of interfaith dialogue. The film combines archival photographs and interviews with civil rights leaders John Lewis and Andrew Young, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch, public theologian Cornel West, and Jewish Theological Seminary Chancellor Arnold Eisen.

Following the film, Doblmeier and a guest panel will discuss the strong connection between King and Heschel, and Heschel’s legacy. Andrew Finstuen, dean of the Honors College, will moderate.