The Sabbath

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Aug 17, 2005 - Religion - 144 pages

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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User Review  - nicholasjjordan - LibraryThing

I've intended to read this book for years, but I didn't expect it to be what it is: Jewish philosophy. It's not a practical book on practicing Sabbath, but meditations on the Sabbath by one who has ... Read full review

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User Review  - KimBooSan - LibraryThing

Absolutely beautiful book about the concept of "sacred time" as opposed to "sacred space." It resonated a lot with me, even as an atheist, because it was focused on how we choose to perceive the ... Read full review

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Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was internationally known as a scholar, author, activist, and theologian. He was Professor of Ethics and Mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

Susannah Heschel is the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. She is the daughter of Abraham Joshua Herschel.

Ilya Schor (1904-1961) was a renowned artist of Jewish literature, as well as a painter, jeweler, engraver, and sculptor.

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