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The Sabbath

The Sabbath

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Abraham Joshua Heschel; Introduction by Susannah Heschel; illustrated by Ilya Schor

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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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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The Sabbath

Part One
I
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...

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Praise for The Sabbath

“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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Abraham Joshua Heschel; Introduction by Susannah Heschel; illustrated by Ilya Schor

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.

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Ilya Schor

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