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The Sabbath (FSG Classics) Paperback – July 28, 2005
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“Heschel's The Sabbath is easily the primary text for all subsequent American Jewish Spirituality.” ―Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, author of God Was In This Place
“Clearly Heschel's most beloved book, The Sabbath is much more than a book about the Sabbath. It is, rather, our century's most illuminating study of the dynamics of Jewish ritual living.” ―Dr. Neil Gillman, author of Sacred Fragments
“Timeless. Read it, and be ready to be changed.” ―The Revered Richard John Neuhaus, editor in chief of First Things
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Elegant, passionate, and filled with the love of God?s creation, Abraham Hoshua Heschel?s The Sabbath has been hailed as a classic of Jewish spirituality ever since its original publication in 1951?and has been read by thousands of people of many faiths seeking meaning in modern life. In this brief yet profound meditation on the meaning of the Seventh Day, Heschel introduced the enormously influential idea of an ?architecture of holiness? that appears not in space but in time. Judaism, he argues, is the 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.? --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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R Heschel (z'l) was a brilliant scholar, which makes this very approachable, readable text that much more valuable to an average reader. Every time I dip back in, for a chapter or even just a few paragraphs, I find some new insight.