ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL THE SABBATH PDF

I've intended to read this book for years, but I didn't expect it to be what it is: Jewish philosophy. It's not a practical book on practicing Sabbath, but meditations on the Sabbath by one who has Absolutely beautiful book about the concept of "sacred time" as opposed to "sacred space. The Sabbath. Abraham Joshua Heschel. 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.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Susannah Heschel Introduction. 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 "arch 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 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. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published August 17th by Farrar, Straus and Giroux first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Sabbath , please sign up. Steven 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 spiritual …more 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 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.

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More filters. Sort order. Sep 23, Kilian Metcalf rated it really liked it. I could feel the gears shifting in my head as I read this Jewish classic on the importance of sanctifying time instead of space. I'm sure I barely scratched the surface of the concepts that Heschel wishes to communicate.

To plumb the depths will require rereading and reflection. It's a small book, packed with meaning, and one I will revisit again and again. View 1 comment. Jul 30, Michelle Jones rated it really liked it. Heschel was in love with the Sabbath. Seriously in love with it and its place within Judaism and the world. This page book is love song to it.

When I took the Big Dunk one of the questions my Beit Din asked me was what particular observance meant the most to me and I said Shabbat. At the time my Shabbat observance was only a fraction of what it is now but even then it really was a sanctification of time for me.

Now Shabbat has become absolutely sacred time for B and myself. The Sabbath helped me see and think about Shabbat in new ways that can make it even more special. Then I get to start looking forward to shopping on Friday morning and spending Friday afternoon cooking and preparing for Shabbat. I light the candles and serve B a nice Shabbat meal before we cozy in to spend some quiet time together. Then on Shabbat morning she makes me breakfast before I go to shul.

Oct 12, Daniel rated it really liked it Shelves: spiritual-formation-and-discipleshi , theology. I really liked this book. As a Christian, reading a Jewish perspective on Sabbath, one that seemed to draw on so much of Jewish tradition that I didn't know of, was a very rich experience for me. At the same time, there were definitely parts I didn't understand, probably because I am looking in from the outside.

Heschel speaks of Sabbath as a "palace in time". In a world where we work with Space, using our time to create things, build, make, the sabbath is a time to cease in our obsession with s I really liked this book. In a world where we work with Space, using our time to create things, build, make, the sabbath is a time to cease in our obsession with space and live in the presence of time.

I am very drawn to this idea, this idea that time is the bedrock upon which we do all that God calls us to. I was also convicted by the idea that the six days are building up to the sabbath, rather than the sabbath being the day that prepares us gives us energy basically for the next six days of work. The 1st and 3rd 'thirds' of the book were excellent.

In the middle he is working with a parable that I didn't understand so I couldn't really connect to it.

One other interesting note was his use of the imagery of marriage, of Sabbath being the bride or the queen. In that, he finds an ability to commune with the Spirit on the sabbath, for it is a symbol of eternity and of the reality of heaven. I recommend it to people interested in a fresh, more poetic vision of the sabbath. Feb 27, Soren Schmidt rated it it was amazing. Heschel presents a stunningly simple and profound thesis: it is not in space, but in time, that we find God's likeness. In a few short passages this book changed the way I think about not only the Sabbath, but the nature of God and my relationship with Him.

This is an absolute must-read for anyone trying to understand and experience holiness. Mar 03, Julie Davis rated it really liked it. Continuing my education on the third commandment and why we need to take it seriously. Ok, I'm already converted to the concept and live it to the best of my ability I think Heschel would understand what I want to do because this book is obviously written for that concept. Although I have to admit that the three rabbis parable is leaving me a bit stranded as it goes on for some time.

I meant to add that observing the sacred Continuing my education on the third commandment and why we need to take it seriously. I meant to add that observing the sacred with a liturgical calendar is familiar to Catholic thinking since our liturgical calendar is key to our worship.

That only makes sense since Christianity rose from Jewish founders who adapted their familiar worship to the revelations of Christ. However, Heschel's "cathedral of time" elevates this to something new and beautiful. View all 3 comments. Aug 15, Shira rated it it was amazing.

Overall, this was a wonderful book, and I must thank Rabbi for recommending it to me. Heschel makes this book, and the idea of Shabbat, accessible for those of all faiths or even none. On page 14 he cites Philo's excellent use of terms that the ancient Greeks already understood, those of athletics, to explain his concept, but points out on page 18 that even in Rome, bread and circuses were not enough. Mankind needs sacred time as well.

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. I love the idea of 6-winged angels, and the ideas of paradise, spirit as our mates, and time to re-ensoul ourselves through contemplation.

I had a real Wow moment on page 89 at his comment that "Nothing is as hard to surpress as the will to be a slave to one's own pettiness Very very nice! Dec 31, Melody rated it really liked it Shelves: religion. Heschel teaches me much about sacramentality and liturgy in my own Christian tradition by guiding me to a richer understanding of how the Jewish tradition understands the sacredness of time as a gift of divine presence in the lives of God's people.

Lyrical and erudite, the book facilitates Sabbath: reflection on time as a gift rather than an enemy, the true, reliable indicator of God's goodness and presence in the world. Jun 13, Mary Alice rated it it was amazing Shelves: religion , classic-non-fiction , philosophy.

I'll just post some quotes from the book to make you think: There is a realm of time where the goal is not to have but to be, not to own but to give, not to control but to share, not to subdue but to be in accord. Life goes wrong when the control of space, the acquisition of things of space, becomes our sole concern.

In our daily lives we attend primarily to that which the senses are spelling out for us: to what the eyes perceive, to what the fingers touch. Reality to us is thinghood, consisting I'll just post some quotes from the book to make you think: There is a realm of time where the goal is not to have but to be, not to own but to give, not to control but to share, not to subdue but to be in accord.

Reality to us is thinghood, consisting of substances that occupy space; even God is conceived by most of us as a thing.

The result of our thinginess is our blindness to all reality that fails to identify itself as a thing, as a matter of fact.

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Abraham Joshua Heschel. 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 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. Heschel, Abraham Joshua, "The Sabbath" Advanced Search. Privacy Copyright.

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Heschel, a professor of Jewish mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America , authored a number of widely read books on Jewish philosophy and was active in the civil rights movement. His mother was also a descendant of Avraham Yehoshua Heshel and other Hasidic dynasties. Their father Moshe died of influenza in when Abraham was nine. His mentor in Berlin was David Koigen. He joined a Yiddish poetry group, Jung Vilna, and in , published a volume of Yiddish poems, Der Shem Hamefoyrosh: Mentsch, dedicated to his father.

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