The Sabbath (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Aug 17, 2005 - Religion - 118 pages
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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.'


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For starters, Heschel is an amazing writer. - Goodreads
I loved this book right from the introduction. - Goodreads
This gives great insight to the "Sabbath"... - Goodreads
Heschel's poetic prose describes Shabbat like no other. - Goodreads
Very refreshing book on the reference...meaning... - Goodreads
Heschel's insight into the Sabbath is profound. - Goodreads

Review: The Sabbath: Its Meaning for Modern Man

User Review  - Jackie Griffin - Goodreads

this is a beautiful lyrical book. of all the books I read while converting, this is the one that speaks to me over and over. the idea of the Sabbath as a place in time is something I come back to over and over. Read full review

Review: The Sabbath: Its Meaning for Modern Man

User Review  - merijn van baardewijk - Goodreads

A short, but very interesting philosophical interpretation of Shabbat. Read full review


Title Page
A Palace in Time
Beyond Civilization
The Splendor of Space
Only Heaven and Nothing Else?
Eternity Utters a
Intuitions of Eternity
Thou Shalt Covet
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Abraham Joshua Heschel was internationally known as a scholar, author, activist, and theologian. He was Professor of Ethics and Mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

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