Susannah Heschel

What Selma Meant to Jews Like My Father

The elimination of Abraham Joshua Heschel from the film ‘Selma’ erases one of the central accomplishments of the civil rights movement — its inclusiveness. The rabbi’s daughter explains why.

Fruitful: Susannah Heschel, who was the first to put an orange on the seder plate explains why she does it for a different reason than you think.

An Orange on Plate for Women — And Spit Out Seeds of Hate

Putting an orange on the Seder plate recognizes the contributions of women. Susannah Heschel, who originated the tradition, spits out the seeds to repudiate misogyny and homophobia.