created at: 2012-11-28“When I marched in Selma, my legs were praying.”

Those were the words of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, pictured here with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. protesting for Civil Rights in Alabama in 1965.

Heschel, who lost most of his own family to the Holocaust, drew on the words of the Hebrew prophets not only as a much-published scholar, but as one of the leading social activists of the 20th century

Besides standing in the forefront of the Civil Rights movement, he protested against the Vietnam War. As the representative of American Jews at the Vatican Council II, he persuaded the Catholic Church to expunge anti-Semitic teachings.

What would Heschel have to say to today’s generation?

That’s the question Rabbi William Hamilton of Brookline’s Kehillath Israel will address Sunday, Dec. 2, at LimmudBoston.

Hamilton’s program is but one of 90 programs that span the gamut of Jewish cultural, religious and intellectual life at LimmudBoston.

The all-day program will be held at Congregation Mishkan Tefila in Chestnut Hill. To register, visit   



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