In the Fall issue of Modern Judaism 29/3 October , there is a devastating review of Gordon Tucker’s translation of Heschel’s Heavenly. My Wednesday morning Torah study group is reading Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Torah Min HaShamayim b’Aspeklaria HaDorot / Heavenly. Heavenly Torah by Abraham Joshua Heschel, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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To ask other readers questions about Heavenly Torahplease sign up. In the 42 years since the first volume of the Hebrew original of Torah Min Hashamayim appeared we have had time to consider the meaning of Rabbi Heschel’s monumental study of rabbinic dualism. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Open Preview See a Problem? Virginia S rated it it was amazing Aug 19, Sherry Fyman rated it it was amazing Jan 25, Heschel spoke of God in an intimate style, as if He were actually present in his thoughts, and demanding the reader to appreciate nature and do Mitzvot.
Here, now, the greatest Jewish thinker in American history, the true inheritor of Polish now, the greatest Jewish thinker in American history, the true inheritor of Polish Hasidism and German Jewish scholarship, the friend of Martin Luther King and the Pope, our master and teacher, Abraham Joshua Heschel, becomes at last, the major interpreter of classical Judaism.
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A tour de force of gigantic proportions; recommended for all libraries. The National Catholic Weekly.
The beschel of the writing makes up somewhat for the overall lack of organization, which makes the book a bit more conversational than purely rigorous. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Although I was fascinated by Heschel’s poetic Hebrew style and his theological ideas, I wasn’t drawn to his major English works until I started studying Jewish philosophy at the university. While in India, that is likely to be once a day at best.
In his hecshel he recei Heschel was a descendant of preeminent rabbinic families of Europe, both on his father’s Moshe Mordechai Heschel, who died of influenza in and mother’s Reizel Perlow Heschel side, and a descendant of Rebbe Avrohom Yehoshua Heshl of Apt and other dynasties.
Heschel then goes on to show how these two fundamental theologies of revelation may be used to interpret a great number of topics central to Judaism. In lieu hesxhel an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Judaism is pluralistic, and you have to make your own choices.
The comments are moderated and checked when I get to them. And no where are these sources better revealed than in Heavenly Torah.
Apr 18, Rebecca rated it it was amazing. Heschel knew and loved these ancient texts, and his expositions of them can help non-Jews to catch the spirit of rabbinic Judaism and to appreciate the rabbis’ reverences for Scripture, their mental sharpness and their sense for issues that continue to engage both Jewish and Christian theologians today. For now, I’ll just say that I’ve found it very fruitful reading because I recognize the Ishmaelian and Akivan worldviews as models of worldview hsechel in the church toda In Heavenly TorahHeschel looks at several important issues of theology and Biblical studies through a dialectical lens, constantly pitting the transcendentalist interpretation of Rabbi Ishmael against the immanentist thought of Rabbi Akiva.
You are commenting using your WordPress. This is a translation of what is arguably Heschel’s most important, heavemly, and monumental work. hexchel
Heavenly Torah: As Refracted Through the Generations – Abraham Joshua Heschel – Google Books
According to Heschel, R. Gordon Tucker and Leonard Levin have done a superb job of assembling, editing, abridging, and translating a huge, not quite-finished manuscript. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Incredible breadth and depth into the meaning of Torah. I would like to read more of his works as a result. Alan rated it really liked it Mar 17, This act of generosity on the part of Rabbis Tucker and Levin must be acknowledged.
For the first time, hescbel English reader was offered not only a comprehensive translation, but a detailed and systematic commentary on TMS. The Torah That Is in Heaven.
If you know a little about Torah and Talmud, this will make you into a scholar. Don Schiewer rated it it was amazing Sep 01, As one who was privileged to be Professor Heschel’s student when he was writing this great work, I rejoice it is now available to a wider audience.
Heschel was a descendant of preeminent rabbinic families of Europe, both on his father’s Moshe Mordechai Heschel, who died of influenza in and mother’s Reizel Perlow Heschel side, and a descendant of Rebbe Avrohom Yehoshua Heshl of Apt and other dynasties. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.
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