The SabbathFSG Classics
Abraham Joshua Heschel; Introduction by Susannah Heschel; illustrated by Ilya Schor
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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 of the most widely respected religious leaders of the twentieth century, introduced the influential 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 materials things that fill it but in time and the eternity that imbues it, so that 'the Sabbaths are our greatcatherdrals.'
A Palace in Time
He who wants to enter the holiness of the day must first lay down the profanity of clattering commerce, of being yoked to toil. He must go away from...
Praise for The Sabbath
“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 Reverend 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