Abraham Joshua Heschel was a widely read Jewish theologian whose most influential works include "Man Is Not Alone"; "God in Search of Man"; "The Sabbath"; and "The Prophets." Rabbi Molly Karp will lead a fascinating two-part National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), West Morris Section Clergy Learning Series, titled "Abraham Joshua Heschel: Philosopher and Man of Action."

Rabbi Karp's series, which will be presented via Zoom, will take place on Fridays, December 11 and 18, at 1 p.m. The Clergy Learning Series is coordinated by Our Jewish World co-chairs Ilene Dorf Manahan and Melanie Levitan, both of Morristown.

Heschel explores the ways that Judaism allows us to encounter the ineffable, along with the radical amazement people feel when experiencing the presence of the Divine. Heschel was also one of the great champions of the Black Civil Rights movement; after marching to Selma with Martin Luther King Jr., he said, "When I marched in Selma, my feet were praying."

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Rabbi Karp is a deep listener, a skilled counselor and a pluralistic rabbi, passionate about teaching the texts and rituals of traditional Judaism, and finding contemporary meaning in them. She is warm, scholarly, and committed to egalitarian Judaism, social justice, and Jewish mindfulness.

Rabbi Karp, who was ordained at the Academy for Jewish Religion in Riverdale, NY, spent 10 years in doctoral studies in Hebrew Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She holds a master's degree in Jewish Education from HUC-JIR in New York, and a BA in Judaic Studies from SUNY Binghamton. She is a veteran Jewish educator.

To receive the Zoom links and passwords for each of Rabbi Karp's sessions, email iadpr@aol.com.