The Sabbath

The Sabbath

Elegant, passionate, and filled with the love of God's creation, Abraham Joshua Heschel's The Sabbath has been hailed as a classic of Jewish spirituality ever since its original publication--and has been read by thousands of people seeking ...

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781466800090

Category: Religion

Page: 118

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Elegant, passionate, and filled with the love of God's creation, Abraham Joshua Heschel's The Sabbath has been hailed as a classic of Jewish spirituality ever since its original publication--and has been read by thousands of people seeking meaning in modern life. In this brief yet profound meditation on the meaning of the Seventh Day, Heschel, one of the most widely respected religious leaders of the twentieth century, introduced the influential idea of an 'architecture of holiness" that appears not in space but in time. Judaism, he argues, is a religion of time: it finds meaning not in space and the materials things that fill it but in time and the eternity that imbues it, so that 'the Sabbaths are our greatcatherdrals.'
Categories: Religion

The Wisdom of Heschel

The Wisdom of Heschel

This book, conceived during his lifetime, is offered as an introduction to his thought and to his profound understanding of the agonies of modern society.

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781466800342

Category: Religion

Page: 388

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"Philosophy may be defined as the art of asking the right questions...Awareness of the problem outlives all solutions. The answers are questions in disguise, every new answer giving rise to new questions." This example of Rabbi Heschel's thought and manner of expression, familiar to the readers of his many books, serves as an epigraph to The Wisdom of Heschel. As Ruth Goodhill says in her foreword, "These selections from the works of the prophetic giant of the twentieth century, Abraham Joshua Heschel, represent my personal response to his writings. This book, conceived during his lifetime, is offered as an introduction to his thought and to his profound understanding of the agonies of modern society." Most of the selections are taken from God in Search of Man, The Insecurity of Freedom, Man Is Not Alone, The Sabbath, The Prophets, and Who Is Man? Among the categories in which the excerpts have been grouped are "Questions Man Asks, " "Man's Needs, " "Caring for Our Old, " "Teaching Our Young, " "Law, "" The Sabbath, " and "One World."
Categories: Religion

Israel An Echo of Eternity

Israel  An Echo of Eternity

" Abraham Joshua Heschel, one of the foremost religious figures of our time, died in 1972. Israel: An Echo of Eternity is his powerful and eloquent book on the meaning of Israel today.

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781466801172

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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Israel: An Echo of Eternity is Dr. Heschel's book about the past, present, and future home of the Jews. According to Dr. Heschel the presence of Israel has tremendous historical and religious significance for the whole world: "History is not always made by men alone...Israel is a personal challenge, a personal religious issue. We are God's stake in human history. We are the dawn and the dusk, the challenge and the test. The presence of Israel is the repudiation of despair. Israel calls for a renewal of trust in the Lord of history." Abraham Joshua Heschel, one of the foremost religious figures of our time, died in 1972. Israel: An Echo of Eternity is his powerful and eloquent book on the meaning of Israel today.
Categories: Religion

Who is Man

Who is Man

Is it not conceivable that our entire civilization is built upon a minsinterpretation of man? Or that the tragedy of man is due to the fact that he is a being who has forgotten the question: Who is Man?

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804702667

Category: Philosophy

Page: 119

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One of the world’s most illustrious and influential theologians here confronts one of the crucial philosophical and religious questions of our time: the nature and role of man. In these three lectures, originally delivered in somewhat different form as The Raymond Fred West Memorial Lectures at Stanford University in May 1963, Dr. Heschel inquires into the logic of being human: What is meant by being human? What are the grounds on which to justify a human being’s claim to being human? In the author’s words, “We have never been as openmouthed and inquisitive, never as astonished and embarrassed at our ignorance about man. We know what he makes, but we do not konw wha he is or what to expect of him. Is it not conceivable that our entire civilization is built upon a minsinterpretation of man? Or that the tragedy of man is due to the fact that he is a being who has forgotten the question: Who is Man? The failure to identify himself, to know what is authentic human existence, leads him to assume a false identity, to pretending to be what he is unable to be or to not accepting what is at the very root of his being. Ignorance about man is not lack of knowledge, but false knowledge.”
Categories: Philosophy

God in Search of Man

God in Search of Man

Abraham Joshua Heschel was one of the most revered religious leaders of the 20th century, and God in Search of Man and its companion volume, Man Is Not Alone, two of his most important books, are classics of modern Jewish theology.

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429967624

Category: Philosophy

Page: 437

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Abraham Joshua Heschel was one of the most revered religious leaders of the 20th century, and God in Search of Man and its companion volume, Man Is Not Alone, two of his most important books, are classics of modern Jewish theology. God in Search of Man combines scholarship with lucidity, reverence, and compassion as Dr. Heschel discusses not man's search for God but God's for man--the notion of a Chosen People, an idea which, he writes, "signifies not a quality inherent in the people but a relationship between the people and God." It is an extraordinary description of the nature of Biblical thought, and how that thought becomes faith.
Categories: Philosophy

Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity

Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity

Essays Abraham Joshua Heschel Susannah Heschel. MORAL. GRANDEUR.
AND. SPIRITUAL. AUDACITY. ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL MORAL
GRANDEUR AND SPIRITUAL AUDACITY ESSAYS ABRAHAM JOSHUA
HESCHEL §E.

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781466800106

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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This first collection of Heschel's essays - compiled, edited and with an introduction by his daughter Susannah Heschel, is a stunning reminder of the virtuosity of one of the most well respected minds in Judaic studies.
Categories: Religion

A Passion for Truth

A Passion for Truth

In A Passion For Truth, Heschel delves into the exploration of hope and despair in Hasidism. Heschel drew on his own experiences from his study of the Kotzker and the Baal Shem Tov to create this classic work.

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781466800335

Category: Religion

Page: 360

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In A Passion For Truth, Heschel delves into the exploration of hope and despair in Hasidism. Heschel drew on his own experiences from his study of the Kotzker and the Baal Shem Tov to create this classic work.
Categories: Religion

I Asked for Wonder

I Asked for Wonder

The excerpts in this book have been grouped around the major themes of Heschel's spiritual vision, God, Prayer, Sabbath, Religion, and so on.

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company

ISBN: UVA:X001271033

Category: Religion

Page: 123

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The excerpts in this book have been grouped around the major themes of Heschel's spiritual vision, God, Prayer, Sabbath, Religion, and so on.
Categories: Religion

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Abraham Joshua Heschel was one of the great religious teachers and moral prophets of our time. This title provides selections from the writings of the leading Jewish theologian and philosopher, edited by his daughter.

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher:

ISBN: 1570759197

Category: Religion

Page: 189

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Abraham Joshua Heschel was one of the great religious teachers and moral prophets of our time. This title provides selections from the writings of the leading Jewish theologian and philosopher, edited by his daughter.
Categories: Religion

Prophetic Inspiration After the Prophets

Prophetic Inspiration After the Prophets

The standard Jewish view is that prophecy ended with the ancient prophets, somewhere early in the Second Temple era. Heschel demonstrated that this view is not altogether accurate.

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.

ISBN: 0881253464

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 157

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Israelite prophets is well known, his studies of prophetic inspiration among Jewish scholars of the Middle Ages is not, in part because it exists in article form and in part because these articles were written in Hebrew. The standard Jewish view is that prophecy ended with the ancient prophets, somewhere early in the Second Temple era. Heschel demonstrated that this view is not altogether accurate. Belief in the possibility of continued prophetic inspiration, and in its.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Abraham Joshua Heschel Today

Abraham Joshua Heschel Today

In Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays by Abraham Joshua Heschel
edited by Susannah Heschel, 224–26. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
1996. ———. “Religion and Race.” In The Insecurity of Freedom: Essays in
Applied ...

Author: Harold Kasimow

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725273535

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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Abraham Joshua Heschel remains one of the most creative Jewish thinkers of the twentieth century. These essays demonstrate that Heschel became a spiritual guide, not only in America but in many other parts of the world, especially in Poland, where he was born, and in Israel, where the prophets gave the world a dream of everlasting peace.
Categories: Religion

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Profiles Abraham Heschel, a Jewish rabbi who grew up in eastern Europe; taught, spoke, and wrote about Judaism and civil rights; and walked with Martin Luther King, Jr., in the 1965 march in Selma, Alabama.

Author: Or N. Rose

Publisher:

ISBN: 082760758X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 69

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Profiles Abraham Heschel, a Jewish rabbi who grew up in eastern Europe; taught, spoke, and wrote about Judaism and civil rights; and walked with Martin Luther King, Jr., in the 1965 march in Selma, Alabama.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Earth is the Lord s

The Earth is the Lord s

Powerfully and beautifully portrays a bygone Jewish culture. An eloquent masterpiece, originally published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Includes woodcut illustrations by Ilya Schor.

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781879045422

Category: History

Page: 109

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Powerfully and beautifully portrays a bygone Jewish culture. An eloquent masterpiece, originally published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Includes woodcut illustrations by Ilya Schor.
Categories: History

Abraham Joshua Heschel Philosopher of Wonder

Abraham Joshua Heschel  Philosopher of Wonder

Heschel, Sussanah, editor. Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus. Chicago
Studies in the History of Judaism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998. —
——. Abraham Joshua Heschel: Essential Writings. Modern Spiritual Masters
Series.

Author: Maurice Friedman

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621894872

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 124

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Most studies of Abraham Joshua Heschel approach him as a theologian, whereas this book peers behind the theologian and honors Heschel as the original philosopher that he was. So it unearths Heschel's epistemology, his aesthetic, and his social philosophy, all reinforced by the thirty years of friendship and dialogue that Maurice Friedman shared with him. This book raises significantly critical questions concerning Heschel's philosophy of Judaism while remaining greatly appreciative of the sweep and command of his philosophy that Friedman believes were not sufficiently worked through.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Insecurity of Freedom

Insecurity of Freedom

Heschel deals with the concrete problems of our age and with moral teachings. among the problems he considers are: race relations, Catholic and Protestant renewal, youth and maturity. his views are still germane after all these years.

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374506087

Category: Philosophy

Page: 324

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The Insecurity of Freedom is a collection of essays on Human Existence by one of the foremost Jewish thinkers of our time, Abraham Joshua Heschel.
Categories: Philosophy

The Prophets

The Prophets

Abraham Heschel is a seminal name in religious studies and the author of Man Is Not Alone and God in Search of Man. When The Prophets was first published in 1962, it was immediately recognized as a masterpiece of biblical scholarship.

Author: Abraham J. Heschel

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060936991

Category: Religion

Page: 704

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Abraham Heschel is a seminal name in religious studies and the author of Man Is Not Alone and God in Search of Man. When The Prophets was first published in 1962, it was immediately recognized as a masterpiece of biblical scholarship. The Prophets provides a unique opportunity for readers of the Old Testament, both Christian and Jewish, to gain fresh and deep knowledge of Israel's prophetic movement. The author's profound understanding of the prophets also opens the door to new insight into the philosophy of religion.
Categories: Religion

Man s Quest for God

Man s Quest for God

Offers insights that speak to the essence of prayer.

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher:

ISBN: 0943358485

Category: Religion

Page: 152

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Dr Abraham Joshua Heschel (19071972), professor of Ethics and Mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, was one of the outstanding philosophers and theologians of our time. Internationally acclaimed author, scholar, activist and theologian, Dr Heschels classic, "Mans Quest for God", originally published in 1954, continues to be a significant contribution to contemporary Jewish literature. In his poetic and inspiring style, Heschel offers insights that speak deeply to the essence of prayer.
Categories: Religion

Man Is Not Alone

Man Is Not Alone

A discourse on the presence and knowledge of God, the meaning and essence of human existence, and the problem of living

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374513287

Category: Religion

Page: 305

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A discourse on the presence and knowledge of God, the meaning and essence of human existence, and the problem of living
Categories: Religion