We are happy to announce that a 15 minute excerpt from Praying With My Legs was on view in Paris at the Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme.  


The video, part of a major exhibition on the biblical lawgiver Mosesis comprised of two parts:   

  •  Heschel's understanding of what Moses experienced at Mount Sinai;  
  •  Heschel's alliance with Martin Luther King in the struggle for civil rights -- how each drew on the story of Moses and the Exodus from Egypt as a resonant metaphor for that struggle.

The exhibition ran from October 4, 2015 through February 21, 2016.

There is a very nice write-up about the film in Tablet Magazine.



Praying With My Legs producer Steve Brand was the recipient of an International Fellowship in Jewish Studies from the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture for 2012-2013.
The purpose of the fellowship is "to assist well-qualified individuals in carrying out an independent scholarly, literary or art project, in a field of Jewish specialization, which makes a significant contribution to the understanding, preservation or transmission of Jewish culture."


 National public radio interview  

The Spiritual Bond Between Abraham Joshua Heschel and   Martin Luther King, Jr.

A 25-minute radio interview with Producer Steve Brand and  Professor  Susannah Heschel  

Saturday, January 17th, 2013

Listen to the interview on Interfaith Voices' website

PBS Broadcast  

Abraham Joshua Heschel Profile

A 9-minute segment made up of footage from Praying With My Legs

Saturday, January 19th and Sunday, January 20th, 2008

Watch the video on Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly’s website

Work-in-Progress Screenings

Click to read screening responses:
>LA screening comments
>Chicago screening comments

Work-in-progress screening and Q&A with filmmaker

January 22, 2016
Beth Israel Congregation
Ann Arbor, MI

September 29, 2014
Community Synagogue of Rye
Rye, NY

January 4, 2013
Heschel/King Festival
Congregation Mishkan Shalom

Philadelphia, PA

March 6, 2010

Philadelphia, PA

November 10, 2009
Milkin Community High School

Los Angeles, CA

November 9, 2009
American Jewish University

 Los Angeles, CA
(screening for rabbinical students)

November 8, 2009
Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center

Pasadena, CA

Sept. 24, 2009
Washington Heights Film Club

Washington Heights, NY

Sept. 20, 2008
Temple Sinai
New Orleans, LA

March 25, 2008
Temple Emanu-El    
New York, NY
Click here for more information about this screening

November 1, 2007
“Honoring Heschel at 100”
An International Conference
Baylor University

Waco, Texas
>Baylor Heschel Conference program

March 11, 2007
“Pushing The Boundaries:
Abraham Joshua Heschel, A Centenary Conference”

Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
>Brandeis Heschel Conference program

May 3-4, 2006
Doc Shop Market

Toronto, Canada

September 19, 2005
IFP Film Market

Angelika Film Center
New York, NY

June 16, 2005
Sneak Preview
Temple Isaiah

Los Angeles, CA
(sponsored by Progressive Jewish Alliance & HaMifgash)
See flyer

June 8, 2005
Temple Am Shalom

>See Am Shalom newsletter

March 21, 2005
Congregation, B’nai Jeshurun

New York, NY
(in conjunction with Susannah Heschel talk on The Sabbath)

March 8, 2005
Siegi Ziering Institute Film Workshop

University of Judaism

Los Angeles, CA

December 5, 2004
Washington DC Jewish Film Festival

>See page in WJFF brochure


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Praying With My Legs

The Spiritual Witness of Abraham Joshua Heschel