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Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity

Essays

Abraham Joshua Heschel; Edited by Susannah Heschel

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This first collection of Heschel's essays - compiled, edited and with an introduction by his daughter Susannah Heschel, is a stunning reminder of the virtuosity of one of the most well respected minds in Judaic studies.

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Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity
IEXISTENCE AND CELEBRATIONTo Be a Jew: What Is It?THERE IS A HIGH COST of living to be paid by a Jew. He has to be exalted in order to be normal in a world that is neither propitious for nor sympathetic to his survival. Some of us, tired of sacrifice and exertion, often wonder: Is Jewish existence worth the price? Others are overcome with panic; they are perplexed and despair of recovery.The meaning of Jewish existence, the foremost theme of any Jewish philosophy, is baffling. To fit it into the framework of personal intellectual predilections or current
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"One of the truly great men of our day and age, a truly great prophet." --Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"This essential collection captures the best of a leading thinker and doer who influenced many contemporaries with an ancient prophetic tradition that he made new."--Kirkus Reviews

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Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity

Essays

Abraham Joshua Heschel; Edited by Susannah Heschel

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