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The Sabbath: Its Meaning for Modern Man - Abraham Joshua Heschel, Susannah Heschel
The Sabbath: Its Meaning for Modern Man
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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... show more
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."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780374529758 (0374529752)
ASIN: 374529752
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 118
Edition language: English
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Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
3.0 The Sabbath: Its Meaning for Modern Man
This is a short, rather interesting reflection on the institution of the Sabbath, as in "remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy". It was written by a Jewish scholar, so is specifically related to the Sabbath as celebrated by Jewish people. But, it has some interesting ideas and concepts that peopl...
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous rated it
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This is a beautiful little book, in that sort of beautiful language that often only comes to those who aren't native speakers.It puts such a lovely emphasis on time, and letting it stand still, and on spirituality without going fully into mysticism. I think that even many who aren't Jewish, or aren'...
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