A Passion for Truth

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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In A Passion For Truth, Heschel delves into the exploration of hope and despair in Hasidism.  Heschel drew on his own experiences from his study of the Kotzker and the Baal Shem Tov to create this classic work.
 

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A Passion For Truth
PART I 
 
The Two TeachersThe Baal Shem TovIT WAS a time when the Jewish imagination was nearly exhausted. The mind had reached an impasse, thinking about impossible possibilities in Talmudic law. The heart was troubled by oppressive social and economic conditions, as well as the teachings of ascetic preachers. Then a miracle occurred. It was as if Providence had proclaimed, "Let there be light!" And there was light--in the form of an individual: Reb Israel, son of Eliezer, Baal Shem Tov, "Master of the Good Name" (ca.

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"Probably the best book on Hasidism to appear in the English language."
--Library Journal
 
"Rabbi Heschel is never heavy and all that he presents in this aphoristic, quotable book is cast in terms that touch all our lives."
--The Wall Street Journal

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Abraham Joshua Heschel

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.

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A Passion for Truth
Abraham Joshua Heschel

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
January 1973
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ISBN: 9781466800335
ISBN10: 146680033X
360 pages
$7.99
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