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. In , the Jewish philosopher Abraham Joshua Heschel published a ‘ Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath: Its Meaningfor Modern Man (New York. Shabbat as a Sanctuary in Time. The Sabbaths are our great cathedrals, the Jewish equivalent of sacred architecture. By Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.

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The Sabbath helped me see and think about Shabbat in new ways that can make it even more special. Feb 16, Nathaniel Spencer rated it it was amazing. I hedchel highlighted a third of the book, there are so many insights and quotables in it. All we create, even our mightiest structures, e.

It also reminded me of a wonderful talk by Elder D. The law of the Sabbath tries to direct the body and the mind to the dimension of the holy p. joshia

The Sabbath Quotes by Abraham Joshua Heschel

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. At the time, I was struck by the thought that Isaacson differentiates musical arts from other fine arts by their nature. A spiritual rest day has a deep and penetrating significance and Sqbbath mystically touches on all aspects of it. 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.

It is too bad that most people will miss it. Seriously in love with it and its place within Judaism and the world.

Feb 27, Soren Schmidt rated it it was amazing. Everybody’s so damn busy and stressed.

Learning how to observe Shabbat after not being so observant for many jshua is a challenge and most instruction is about ‘do’s and mostly don’ts” with little spiritually deep learning. The result of our thinginess is our blindness to all reality that fails to identify itself as a thing, as a matter of fact p.


Beyond that, my key point of interest and my reason for reading the book, was to think more about the general concept of sabbath and rest. The only parts where I got a bit lost were when Heschel would quote from works by hsschel rabbis- texts I was u This was probably one of the most inspiring books I’ve read.

This edition has a beautiful cover and the quality of the book and binding are excellent. Heschel was an absolutely beautiful writer. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The Sabbath: Its Meaning for Modern Man by Abraham Joshua Heschel

But it is interesting to contemplate how the world might differ if we all took off one day from our normal pursuits—many of us, one day off from being assholes—and considered our relationships with our Creator, and consequently with each other, since we are each of us a little piece of our Creator’s work—all many parts, but just one body kind of stuff. In our daily lives we attend primarily to that which the senses are spelling out for us: Heschel describes the Sabbath as what I believe Christians would call the “sacramental” presence of eternity.

The danger begins when in gaining power in the realm of space we forfeit all aspirations in the realm of time. For the Sabbath is the counterpoint of living; the melody sustained throughout all agitations and vicissitudes which menace our conscience; our awareness of God’s presence in the world.

The lives of men, according to Heschel, are primarily lived on a structural physical plane, i.

The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel

One of us described it as “a cute book. The structural is consumed by time, but time never changes, it just goes on The Sabbath, that “island in time,” that foretaste of heaven requires a readjustment of how we see and experience reality. Heschel begins with an interesting premise, that humans spend their energy trying to control space, the physical world, while the Sabbath offers us a chance to step outside that para There is something both truly lovely and hescel frustrating about this book.


It’s a small book, packed with meaning, and one I will revisit again and again. 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 joshja the information he teaches us.

This is a classic for a reason, or rather, for many reasons. At the same time, there were definitely parts I didn’t understand, probably because I am looking in from the outside.

Reality to us is thinghood, consisting I’ll just post some quotes from the book to make you think: Aug 02, Joel Wentz rated it it was amazing. In his book The Sabbath, originally published inHeschel reflects on the underlying themes of the Jewish Sabbath.

As a teacher and scholar in Hasidic Judaism, an Orthodox branch, he was incredibly well informed on his subject and brought that to light in the text. I love the idea of 6-winged angels, and the ideas of pa Overall, this was a wonderful book, and I must thank Rabbi for recommending it to me. 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.

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The Sabbath Quotes

How do we use our time, and particularly the Sabbath? The first Sunday- I am a Christian- after reading jshua book, I tried to keep the reading in mind, not be on my geschel as much, fully appreciate the day of the Lord, and value my family more. I’m a big believer in the sacredness of space, but this emphasis on time was an interesting thought-provoker. The Sabbath arrives in the world, scattering a song in the silence of the night: Jul 05, Amar Pai rated it liked it.

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