The Sabbath

The Sabbath
Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2005-08-17
ISBN 10: 1466800097
ISBN 13: 9781466800090
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sabbath Book Review:

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.'

The Sabbath

The Sabbath
Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2005-08-17
ISBN 10: 9780374529758
ISBN 13: 0374529752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sabbath Book Review:

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 introduced the 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 material things that fill it but in time and the eternity that imbues it, so that "the Sabbaths are our great cathedrals."

A Passion for Truth

A Passion for Truth
Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 360
Release: 1973-01-01
ISBN 10: 146680033X
ISBN 13: 9781466800335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Passion for Truth Book Review:

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.

God in Search of Man

God in Search of Man
Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 437
Release: 1976-06-01
ISBN 10: 1429967625
ISBN 13: 9781429967624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God in Search of Man Book Review:

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.

Material Culture and Jewish Thought in America

Material Culture and Jewish Thought in America
Author: Ken Koltun-Fromm
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2010-04-21
ISBN 10: 0253004160
ISBN 13: 9780253004161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Material Culture and Jewish Thought in America Book Review:

How Jews think about and work with objects is the subject of this fascinating study of the interplay between material culture and Jewish thought. Ken Koltun-Fromm draws from philosophy, cultural studies, literature, psychology, film, and photography to portray the vibrancy and richness of Jewish practice in America. His analyses of Mordecai Kaplan's obsession with journal writing, Joseph Soloveitchik's urban religion, Abraham Joshua Heschel's fascination with objects in The Sabbath, and material identity in the works of Anzia Yezierska, Cynthia Ozick, Bernard Malamud, and Philip Roth, as well as Jewish images on the covers of Lilith magazine and in the Jazz Singer films, offer a groundbreaking approach to an understanding of modern Jewish thought and its relation to American culture.

Who is Man

Who is Man
Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 119
Release: 1965
ISBN 10: 9780804702669
ISBN 13: 0804702667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who is Man Book Review:

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.”

Sabbath and Synagogue

Sabbath and Synagogue
Author: Heather A. McKay
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-15
ISBN 10: 9004507442
ISBN 13: 9789004507449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sabbath and Synagogue Book Review:

Surveying literary and epigraphic evidence for sabbath activities of Jews from relevant sources, including classical and Christian authors before 200 CE, this book concludes that communal sabbath worship was a late development. Please note that Sabbath and Synagogue was previously published by Brill in hardback (ISBN 90 04 10060 1), still available).

No Religion Is an Island

No Religion Is an Island
Author: Harold Kasimow,Byron L. Sherwin
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-01-27
ISBN 10: 1725224194
ISBN 13: 9781725224193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Religion Is an Island Book Review:

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel remains one of the most important figures in American Jewish-Christian relations nearly twenty years after his death. He had a penetrating mind that was never arrogant and a moral passion that never moralized. Together, the thirteen essays of this book testify to his enduring legacy. Beginning with Rabbi Heschel's own "No Religion Is An Island," these writings--by men and women who knew him, studied under him, and struggled with him, people from South Asian, Muslim, Jewish, and Christian traditions--reveal the humble yet soaring spirit of a person who know God transcended the barriers of nation, culture, religion, and historical enmity. As these essays demonstrate, Heschel was spiritual guide to people of many faiths. He won the admiration of men and women in many lands and traditions. Firmly rooted in his own Jewishness, he evoked the genius of other traditions, inspiring believers of all kinds to labor toward a more humane world. Contributors include: the editors, Heschel's daughter Susannah, Jacob Y. Teshima, Daniel Berrigan, John C. Merkle, Eugene J. Fisher, John C. Bennett, Fredrick C. Holmgren, Riffat Hassan, Arvind Sharma, Antony Fernando, and Kenneth B. Smith.

Keeping the Sabbath Wholly

Keeping the Sabbath Wholly
Author: Marva J. Dawn
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 217
Release: 1989-08-24
ISBN 10: 9780802804570
ISBN 13: 0802804578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keeping the Sabbath Wholly Book Review:

This book invites the reader to experience the wholeness and joy that come from observing God's order for life--a rhythm of working six days and setting apart one day for rest, worship, festivity, and relationships. Dawn's work offers both motivation and methods for enjoying a special holy day.

Heavenly Torah

Heavenly Torah
Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 814
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780826408020
ISBN 13: 0826408028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heavenly Torah Book Review:

his most ambitious scholarly achievement, his three-volume study of Rabbinic Judaism, is only now appearing in English.

Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity

Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity
Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 464
Release: 1997-05-16
ISBN 10: 1466800100
ISBN 13: 9781466800106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity Book Review:

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.

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Abraham Joshua Heschel
Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel,Susannah Heschel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781570759192
ISBN 13: 1570759197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abraham Joshua Heschel Book Review:

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.

Man Is Not Alone

Man Is Not Alone
Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008-06-26
ISBN 10: 9781439503805
ISBN 13: 143950380X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Man Is Not Alone Book Review:

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

I Asked for Wonder

I Asked for Wonder
Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel
Publsiher: Crossroad Publishing Company
Total Pages: 123
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:X001271033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Asked for Wonder Book Review:

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

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Abraham Joshua Heschel
Author: Julian E. Zelizer
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-10-26
ISBN 10: 0300262353
ISBN 13: 9780300262353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abraham Joshua Heschel Book Review:

A biography of the rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, who became a symbol of the marriage between religion and social justice “When I marched in Selma, I felt my legs were praying.” So said Polish-born American rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907–1972) of his involvement in the 1965 Selma civil rights march alongside Martin Luther King Jr. Heschel, who spoke with a fiery moralistic fervor, dedicated his career to the struggle to improve the human condition through faith. In this new biography, author Julian Zelizer tracks Heschel’s early years and foundational influences—his childhood in Warsaw and early education in Hasidism, his studies in late 1920s and early 1930s Berlin, and the fortuitous opportunity, which brought him to the United States and saved him from the Holocaust, to teach at Hebrew Union College and the Jewish Theological Seminary. This deep and complex portrait places Heschel at the crucial intersection between religion and progressive politics in mid-twentieth-century America. To this day Heschel remains a symbol of the fight to make progressive Jewish values relevant in the secular world.

The Prophets

The Prophets
Author: Abraham J. Heschel
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2001-10-16
ISBN 10: 0060936991
ISBN 13: 9780060936990
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Prophets Book Review:

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.

Insecurity of Freedom

Insecurity of Freedom
Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 324
Release: 1955-01-01
ISBN 10: 1466801166
ISBN 13: 9781466801165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insecurity of Freedom Book Review:

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.

Subversive Sabbath

Subversive Sabbath
Author: A. J. Swoboda
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-02-20
ISBN 10: 1493412906
ISBN 13: 9781493412907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Subversive Sabbath Book Review:

We live in a 24/7 culture of endless productivity, workaholism, distraction, burnout, and anxiety--a way of life to which we've sadly grown accustomed. This tired system of "life" ultimately destroys our souls, our bodies, our relationships, our society, and the rest of God's creation. The whole world grows exhausted because humanity has forgotten to enter into God's rest. This book pioneers a creative path to an alternative way of existing. Combining creative storytelling, pastoral sensitivity, practical insight, and relevant academic research, Subversive Sabbath offers a unique invitation to personal Sabbath-keeping that leads to fuller and more joyful lives. A. J. Swoboda demonstrates that Sabbath is both a spiritual discipline and a form of social justice, connects Sabbath-keeping to local communities, and explains how God may actually do more when we do less. He shows that the biblical practice of Sabbath-keeping is God's plan for the restoration and healing of all creation. The book includes a foreword by Matthew Sleeth.

Man s Quest for God

Man s Quest for God
Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1998-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780943358482
ISBN 13: 0943358485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Man s Quest for God Book Review:

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.

Between God and Man

Between God and Man
Author: Abraham Heschel,Fritz A. Rothschild
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1997-10-21
ISBN 10: 068483331X
ISBN 13: 9780684833316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between God and Man Book Review:

More than just a comprehensive introduction to contemporary Judaism, BETWEEN GOD AND MAN is a theological tour-de-force by one of the great religious thinkers of the twentieth century. Through Biblical textual analysis, and with extensive references to the philosophy and literature of both the East and West, Abraham J. Heschel attempts to bridge the gap between the traditions of Eastern European Jewry and the scholarship of Western civilisation. Compiled by Professor Fritz A. Rothschild, BETWEEN GOD AND MAN is an invaluable guide to a deeper understanding of God and religion.