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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 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."

Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-72) was internationally known as a scholar, author, activist, and theologian. He was Professor of Ethics and Mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

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 fo the most widely respected and loved religious leaders of the twentieth century, 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."
"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

"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

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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 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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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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Jessica Weissman, October 16, 2013 (view all comments by Jessica Weissman)
What is distinct about the Sabbath? It isn't all the rules about what you can and can't do. It isn't just a day of leisure. It is the sacred time, the palace in time that comes to us every week, the foretaste of eternity and the profound rest that truly makes up the Sabbath.

Heschel writes eloquently about what the Sabbath is, and how it takes us away from what he was already calling, in 1951, techological civilization. This is probably his most accessible book, and most compact statement of his theology. Read it to deepen your understanding of the Sabbath, and of Judaism as a religion of sacred time rather than sacred places or things (idols). Inspiring and beautiful. And the source of the phrase "Eternity utters a day".
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ISBN:
9780374529758
Introduction:
Heschel, Susannah
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Introduction by:
Heschel, Susannah
Introduction:
Heschel, Susannah
Author:
Heschel, Abraham Joshua
Author:
Heschel, Susannah
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sabbath
Subject:
Judaism - Rituals & Practice
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Judaism-Rituals and Practice
Subject:
Judaism - Beliefs Practices Rituals
Subject:
Judaism - Theology
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Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Including 13 Black-and-White Line Drawin
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
8.31 x 5.49 x 0.38 in

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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 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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