Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was one of the most significant Jewish thinkers and activists of the twentieth century. He was also a remarkable reader of Jewish tradition, deeply embedded in almost every aspect of literature and law. In this session we will see how Heschel related to some of the themes of Leviticus chapters 21-24, which we read this week. In doing so we will gain insights both on the portion of the week and on this extraordinary individual. We will hold a Library minyan service beginning at 10 am, followed by the lecture and then brunch.