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The sabbath : its meaning for modern man

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel
Publisher: New York, NY : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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, one of the most widely respected religious leaders of the twentieth  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Heschel, Abraham Joshua, 1907-1972.
Sabbath.
New York, NY : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005
(DLC) 2005926224
(OCoLC)62888879
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Abraham Joshua Heschel
ISBN: 9781466800090 1466800097
OCLC Number: 777387053
Notes: B005KJVV3G (Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN)).
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 118 pages) : illustrations
Responsibility: Abraham Joshua Heschel ; with wood engravings by Ilya Schor.

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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, 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.'

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