The Sabbath

The Sabbath

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by Heschel, Ilya Schor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0374512671

ISBN-13: 9780374512675

Pub. Date: 09/01/1996

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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 and loved religious leaders of the twentieth century,…  See more details below

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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 and loved religious leaders of the twentieth century, introduced the enormously 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 material things that fill it but in time and the eternity that imbues it, so that "the Sabbaths are our great cathedrals."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374512675
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
09/01/1996
Pages:
126
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Prologue : architecture of time2
IA palace in time12
IIBeyond civilization26
IIIThe splendor of space34
IVOnly heaven and nothing else?44
V"Thou art one"50
VIThe presence of a day58
VIIEternity utters a day64
VIIIIntuitions of eternity72
IXHoliness in time78
XThou shalt covet86
Epilogue : to sanctify time94

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The Sabbath 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Most of us Christians haven't got a clue about sabbaths. On Sundays, we drive to our churches in the same clothes we wear to our jobs. We stand, sit, kneel, sing, feign interest in the sermon, or pray when the program says to, with as much pious solemnity as we can feign. After an hour or so of this, we go home and hurriedly get out of our 'Sunday best', satisfied that we've done our duty to our Father. But thank God Abraham Heschel understood what a wonderful gift the Sabbath is and what a delight it can be. Thank God that he wrote this book, and that this book is still in print. I haven't been as blown away by anything in a long time. Buy it. You won't be the same.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book really blew me away. Not only did it spark my interest in Judaism, but it also perpetuated my desire to re-define some of my own morals and values in order to dedicate the time necessary to worshiping the divine.