THE SABBATH by Abraham Joshua Heschel. p. 3 Yet to have more does not mean to be more. The power we attain in the world of space terminates abruptly at. The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel In contrast, Heschel posits that Judaism, and especially the Sabbath isn’t about that space at all, but it is about time. By Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. Reprinted with permission from The Sabbath: Its Meaning for Modern Man, published Shabbat as a Reminder of Creation.
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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 is, rather, our century’s most illuminating study of the dynamics of Jewish ritual living.
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The Sabbath or day of rest has a powerful meaning regardless of your religious belief or philosophy. A spiritual rest day has a deep and penetrating significance and Heschel mystically touches on all aspects of it. There is a major focus on Time which brought a whole new meaning to me. I highly recommend to read this and even practice. I’m not Jewish but as a Christian it helped me understand the Sabbath more fully and I committed to strive to make it even more holy than we have in the past.
The beginning is so “deep” that I had to read it slowly and am going to read it again so that I can speak to others accurately about the information he teaches us. I read this within 24 hours – not because it was simplistic but because it was so profound that I could not bear to put it down.
Each time I set it aside, I fought a very intense battle between wanting to contemplate what he had written and wanting to go back and drink in more. I decided to drink deeply and in order to compensate I am reading it again.
I will no doubt read abrahm a great many times. I expected this book to be about Sabbath observations, about lighting candles and saying prayers, and refraining from work. Or at least I expected it to be purely nostalgic, evoking the penetrating smell of warm challah or the memory of being young and having everyone in your family around.
But Abraham Joshua Heschel was having none of the usual expectations. He wanted nothing less than a re-thinking of what time meant in relation to space, in particular the one-seventh of the week that constitutes the Jewish Sabbath. The Sabbath, that “island in time,” that foretaste of heaven requires a readjustment of how we see and experience reality.
Heschel forces us to remove the blindfold placed over our eyes by society and our own limitations. We have a fresh vision of the possibilities not just of the Sabbath but of life itself. Now this is a book. This was my first introduction to the writing of A. Heschel after seeing some of his prose in another book. This slim book is easy to read and contains such beautiful prose.
A wonderful addition to any Jewish library and a great gift for those who love to read. This edition has a beautiful cover and the quality of the book and binding are excellent. I would order this again just to share copies with friends.
Everyone needs to read this for a better understanding of what God meant when He said to keep His Sabbath holy. The churches through history has distorted the meaning and then employed anti-Jewish concepts to move His Sabbath to Sundays, the day ancients gave service to the sun god.
Learning how to observe Shabbat after not being so observant for many years is a challenge and most instruction is about ‘do’s and mostly don’ts” with little spiritually deep learning. However, this book is wonderful for having Shabbats that are deeply meaningful and restful. An impressive mind, and great writing for a philosopher. I probably highlighted a third of the book, there are so many insights and quotables in it.
I also found the forward by Heschel’s daughter to be exceptionally well conceived. Heschel really has caused me to think about Sabbath in a wholly different way. It seems to me that the greatest need of knowledge workers anymore is to find soul rest.
Everybody’s so damn busy and stressed. And everybody’s trying to become optimally “effective,” all the while pining away for significance in what they do. What a profoundly freeing thought it is that “in the realm of spirit, there is no difference between a second and a century, between an hour and an age. See all reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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