From Library Journal
LJ's reviewer asserted that at the time of its publication this was "probably the best book on Hasidism to appear in the English language." Though it is not for the casual reader, those who undertake it "will be charmed by the work's depth of feeling and comprehensive scope" (LJ 8/73).
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A Passion for Truth
presents a surprising parallel study of two figures, the Hasidic tzaddik
(righteous man, spiritual leader), Reb Menachem Mendl of Kotzk (1787-1859), and the Christian mystic, father of existentialism, Danish theologian Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)...Rabbi Heschel is never heavy and all that he presents in this aphoristic, quotable book is cast in terms that touch all our lives. -- Edmund Fuller, The Wall Street Journal
Probably the best book on Hasidism to appear in the English language. -- Library Journal, September 15, 1995, and August 1973