The Sabbath

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 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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In the introduction alone there are mistakes and misunderstandings. The Israel people did not ask God for a temple - God gave Moses the blueprints representing the tabernacle of God in heaven. Then ... Read full review

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Abraham Heschel draws an image of the Sabbath from both the Hebrew Bible and the rabbinic interpretations of the scriptures to expound on the idea of the Sabbath being a sanctification of eternal time ... Read full review


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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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