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Abraham Joshua Heschel & Elie Wiesel, you are my witnesses

Author: Maurice S Friedman
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this personal tribute to two of the most distinguished figures in contemporary Judaism--Elie Wiesel and the late Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel--the author sees them "as witnesses in our day for the God of the biblical covenant that Moses proclaimed ... But they are also my witnesses, since I have stood in a unique personal relationship with them both."
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Abraham Joshua Heschel; Elie Wiesel; Maurice S Friedman; Maurice S Friedman; Abraham Joshua Heschel; Elie Wiesel; Abraham Joshua (Philosoph) Heschel; Elie Wiesel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice S Friedman
ISBN: 0374293732 9780374293734
OCLC Number: 15054960
Description: xviii, 299 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: My friendship with Abraham Joshua Heschel --
The scion of hasidism --
A passion for truth --
The awareness of the ineffable --
"To be is to stand for" --
Philosophy of Judaism --
Symbolism, pathos, and prophecy --
Existentialism of dialogue and social action --
The holocaust as touchstone of reality --
"Peddler of night and agony" --
To witness or keep silent: the unresolved tension --
Silence --
Madness and laughter --
The job of Auschwitz I --
The job of Auschwitz II --
Jewish identity --
Messianism: Biblical, kabbalistic, and hasidic --
The messianism of the unredeemed --
"You are my witnesses."
Other Titles: Abraham Joshua Heschel and Elie Wiesel, you are my witnesses.
Responsibility: Maurice Friedman.

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In this personal tribute to two of the most distinguished figures in contemporary Judaism--Elie Wiesel and the late Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel--the author sees them "as witnesses in our day for the God of the biblical covenant that Moses proclaimed ... But they are also my witnesses, since I have stood in a unique personal relationship with them both."

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