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Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907–1972)

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Heschel received his doctorate at the Hochschule fur die Wissenschaft des Judentums in Berlin but was deported to Poland by the Nazis in 1938. He went to London in 1940 and after the war accepted a professorship in ethics and mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Heschel näytä lisää articulated a depth theology, arguing that the divine-human encounter takes place at a deeper level than is attainable by the rational mind. Reaching out to skeptical Jews and seeking to make Judaism accessible and meaningful in the modern world, Heschel stressed the interdependence of God and humanity, and maintained that God recognizes and supports ethical human action and that humans express their faith through their actions. Heschel lived according to his word and played an active role in social change, including the civil rights movement. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Tekijän teokset

The Sabbath (1951) 1,682 kappaletta
The Prophets (1962) 1,543 kappaletta
The Prophets: Volume II (1971) — Tekijä — 333 kappaletta
I asked for wonder : a spiritual anthology (1983) — Tekijä — 270 kappaletta
The Prophets: An Introduction (Volume I) (1962) — Tekijä — 232 kappaletta
Man's Quest For God (1954) 227 kappaletta
A passion for truth (1973) 225 kappaletta
Maimonides (1901) 215 kappaletta
Who Is Man? (1965) 176 kappaletta
Israel: an echo of eternity (1969) 143 kappaletta
The Wisdom of Heschel (1975) 67 kappaletta
The Earth is the Lord's & The Sabbath (1952) — Tekijä — 60 kappaletta
Vietnam: crisis of conscience (1967) 22 kappaletta
Batisseurs du temps (1957) 7 kappaletta
Il canto della libertà (1999) 5 kappaletta
The Mystical Element in Judaism (2017) 2 kappaletta
El judio de Europa Oriental (1986) 2 kappaletta
La discesa della Shekinah (2003) 2 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Sunflower (1997) — Avustaja — 1,144 kappaletta
Life Is with People: The Culture of the Shtetl (1952) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset311 kappaletta
Christianity Through Non-Christian Eyes (1990) — Avustaja — 74 kappaletta
Contemporary Jewish Theology: A Reader (1998) — Avustaja — 44 kappaletta
The Signet Book of American Essays (2006) — Avustaja — 36 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla


Virallinen nimi
Heschel, Abraham Joshua
Muut nimet
Heschel, Abraham J.
Heshel, Abraham Joshua
Warsaw, Poland
New York, New York, USA
New York, New York, USA
Frankfurt, Germany
University of Berlin (PhD)
Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judentums, Berlin, Germany
Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Rabbinics(Hebrew Union)
Professor of Jewish Ethics and Mysticism(Jewish Sem.)
social activist (näytä kaikki 9)
Heschel, Susannah (daughter)
American Philosophical Association
Metaphysical Society
American Academy for Jewish Research
Hebrew Union College
Jewish Seminary of America
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Abraham Joshua Heschel was the youngest of six children born to an esteemed Hasidic Jewish family. After a traditional yeshiva education and studying for Orthodox rabbinical ordination, he pursued a doctorate at the University of Berlin and a liberal rabbinic ordination at the Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judentums, where he later taught. He joined a Yiddish poetry group and in 1933, published a volume of Yiddish poems. In 1938, he was arrested by the Gestapo and deported to Poland. He spent 10 months lecturing at Warsaw's Institute for Jewish Studies. Six weeks before the German invasion of Poland, Dr. Heschel was able to leave Warsaw for London. In 1940, Dr. Heschel emigrated to the USA and obtained a faculty position at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. In 1946, he married Sylvia Straus, a concert pianist, and also took up a post at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York City, the main seminary of Conservative Judaism. Here he served as professor of Jewish ethics and mysticism for the rest of his life. It was his leadership in the civil rights movement that first made Dr. Heschel widely known.



I'm not religious and don't believe in a literal god, heaven, or hell. I am curious about Judaism (and other spiritual paths) because of the traditions and philosophies. Some books help with this journey and some derail it, but rarely does a book feel holy (not in that way). This book, short as it was, feels like one that I'll read many times, each time gleaning something new
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bookonion | 20 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 10, 2024 |
Dense and, for me, a relatively new student of Judaism/particularly Jewish philosophy, often difficult. The fact that it was translated from the German (by someone other than Heschel) doesn't help, in part because the writing simply can't live up to Heschel's often extraordinary prose. Also, the names of the sources have not been translated in the notes. But! Interesting, and it did help bring me into both the intellectual and political worlds of medieval Jewish communities, and the mind of the young Abraham Heschel. Not infrequently more worshipful than seems useful to me.… (lisätietoja)
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localgayangel | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 5, 2024 |
It's like a long love poem written to and for the sabbath.
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Moshepit20 | 20 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 2, 2023 |
Heschel's Sabbath sounds much nicer than my personal experience of it; but that's my problem, not his.

Some quotes:
"[The Sabbath] is a reality we meet rather than an empty span of time which we choose to set aside for comfort or recuperation." [p. 59]
"This is the task of men: to conquer space and sanctify time." [p. 101]
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raizel | 20 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 23, 2023 |



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