This Day in Jewish History 1940: Theologian Who Marched With Martin Luther King Arrives in U.S.

‘Can you tell me if the atomic bomb is kosher?’ Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel interrupted a debate on kashrut.

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On March 21, 1940, Abraham Joshua Heschel alighted from the RMS Lancastria in New York, a refugee from Europe who was starting a new life in America at the age of 33. The Polish-born Heschel, descended on both...