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Imagining Heschel is a concert reading exploring the private conversations between Cardinal Augustin Bea and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel from 1962 to 1973, when Heschel was asked to aid the Vatican Council in formally exonerating the Jews for the death ...

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Summary

Imagining Heschel is a concert reading exploring the private conversations between Cardinal Augustin Bea and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel from 1962 to 1973, when Heschel was asked to aid the Vatican Council in formally exonerating the Jews for the death of Christ - a crucial repudiation of anti-Semitism.

Colin Greer's imagined discussions between these philosophical giants in the midst of the numerous struggles of the late 1960s -including the war in Vietnam which Heschel strenuously opposed, and the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, which he supported - lend enormous insight into contemporary issues of peaceful resolution in the Middle East. Imagining Heschel raises important questions about the justification of violence by any faith, and the limits of forgiveness.

Post-Performance Discussion on Friday, November 26 with Dr. Cornel West, Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University.

Cast Members: Richard Dreyfuss, Rinde Eckert
Running Time: 2 hours and 5 minutes, including one intermission
Audience: May be inappropriate for 15 and under.

Venue

Cherry Lane Theatre

38 Commerce Street
New York, NY