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 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.

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.

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: 329
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

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.

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.

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.

Spiritual Radical

Spiritual Radical
Author: Edward K. Kaplan
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780300137699
ISBN 13: 0300137699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiritual Radical Book Review:

This ambitious book explores the relationship between time and history and shows how an appreciation of long-term time helps to make sense of the past. For the historian, time is not an unproblematic given but, as for the physicist or the philosopher, a means to understanding the changing patterns of life on earth. The book is devoted to a wide-ranging analysis of the way different societies have conceived and interpreted time, and it develops a theory of threefold roles of continuity, gradual change, and revolution that together form a 'braided' history. Linking the interpretative chapters are intriguing brief expositions on time travel, time cycles, time lines and time pieces, showing readers the different ways in which human history has been located in time. In its global approach the book is part of the new shift towards 'big history', in which traditional period divisions are challenged in favour of looking again at the entire past of the world from start to end. The approach is thematic. The result is a view of world history in which outcomes are shown to be explicable, once they happen, but not necessarily predictable before they do. This book will inform the work of historians of all periods and at all levels, and contributes to the current reconsideration of traditional period divisions (such as Modernity and Postmodernity), which the author finds outmoded.

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.”

Sacred Fragments

Sacred Fragments
Author: Neil Gillman
Publsiher: Jewish Publication Society
Total Pages: 289
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780827604032
ISBN 13: 0827604033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Fragments Book Review:

The modern Jew, living in a world of shattered beliefs and competing ideologies, is often confronted with questions of faith. Sacred Fragments is for those who still care enough to continue the struggle. In forthright, nontechnical language the author addresses the most difficult theological questions of our time and shows that there are still viable Jewish answers for even the greatest skeptics.

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Abraham Joshua Heschel
Author: Edward K. Kaplan
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 0827618271
ISBN 13: 9780827618275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abraham Joshua Heschel Book Review:

In this first one-volume English-language full biography of Abraham Joshua Heschel, Edward K. Kaplan tells the engrossing, behind-the-scenes story of the life, philosophy, struggles, yearnings, writings, and activism of one of the twentieth century's most outstanding Jewish thinkers. Kaplan takes readers on a soulful journey through the rollercoaster challenges and successes of Heschel's emotional life. As a child he was enveloped in a Hasidic community of Warsaw, then he went on to explore secular Jewish Vilna and cosmopolitan Berlin. He improvised solutions to procure his doctorate in Nazi-dominated Berlin, escaped the Nazis, and secured a rare visa to the United States. He articulated strikingly original interpretations of Jewish ideas. His relationships spanned not only the Jewish denominational spectrum but also Catholic and Protestant faith communities. A militant voice for nonviolent social action, he marched with Martin Luther King Jr. (who became a close friend), expressed strong opposition to the Vietnam War (while the FBI compiled a file on him), and helped reverse long-standing antisemitic Catholic Church doctrine on Jews (participating in a secret meeting with Pope Paul VI during Vatican II). From such prodigiously documented stories Heschel himself emerges--mind, heart, and soul. Kaplan elucidates how Heschel remained forever torn between faith and anguish; between love of God and abhorrence of human apathy, moral weakness, and deliberate evil; between the compassion of the Baal Shem Tov of Medzibozh and the Kotzker rebbe's cruel demands for truth. "My heart," Heschel acknowledged, is "in Medzibozh, my mind in Kotzk."

The Prophets

The Prophets
Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel
Publsiher: Hendrickson Pub
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9781598561814
ISBN 13: 1598561812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Prophets Book Review:

Heschel attempts to understand the thoughts, feelings, and impressions of each of the prophets, presenting the reader with a sense of their very being. He effectively achieves a balance between the objective supernatural and the subjective human situation, and presents a discussion of Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah, Jeremiah, and Habakkuk and their particular challenges and journeys. In the second part of the book, Heschel addresses such subjects as pathos, wrath, sympathy, ecstasy, psychosis, and prophetic and poetic inspiration, and in so doing offers a contribution to the philosophy of religion.

Maimonides

Maimonides
Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 273
Release: 1983-04-01
ISBN 10: 1466800321
ISBN 13: 9781466800328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maimonides Book Review:

Heschel's classic work on Maimonides, originally published in Berlin during the thirties, is one of the few scholarly biographies available of the great medieval philosopher.

Sabbath as Resistance

Sabbath as Resistance
Author: Walter Brueggemann
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0664239285
ISBN 13: 9780664239282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sabbath as Resistance Book Review:

Discussions about the Sabbath often center around moralistic laws and arguments over whether a person should be able to play cards or purchase liquor on Sundays. In this volume, popular author Walter Brueggemann writes that the Sabbath is not simply about keeping rules but rather about becoming a whole person and restoring a whole society. Importantly, Brueggemann speaks to a 24/7 society of consumption, a society in which we live to achieve, accomplish, perform, and possess. We want more, own more, use more, eat more, and drink more. Keeping the Sabbath allows us to break this restless cycle and focus on what is truly important: God, other people, all life. Brueggemann offers a transformative vision of the wholeness God intends, giving world-weary Christians a glimpse of a more fulfilling and simpler life through Sabbath observance.

Holiness in Words

Holiness in Words
Author: Edward K. Kaplan
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN 10: 1438408358
ISBN 13: 9781438408354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holiness in Words Book Review:

A strategy for reading Heschel's major works, as well as a new route to understanding religious writing in general: a lucid study of modern religious and ethical thought using literary criticism.

In This Hour Heschel s Writings in Nazi Germany and London Exile

In This Hour  Heschel s Writings in Nazi Germany and London Exile
Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-06
ISBN 10: 0827613229
ISBN 13: 9780827613225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In This Hour Heschel s Writings in Nazi Germany and London Exile Book Review:

"Published by the University of Nebraska Press as a Jewish Publication Society book."

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.

Thunder in the Soul

Thunder in the Soul
Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021-03
ISBN 10: 9780874863529
ISBN 13: 087486352X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thunder in the Soul Book Review:

"Abraham Joshua Heschel, descended from a long line of Orthodox rabbis, fled Europe to escape the Nazis. He made the insights of traditional Jewish spirituality come alive for American Jews while speaking out boldly against war and racial injustice"--