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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Book ratings by Goodreads. Judaism is pluralistic, and you have to make your own choices. Heschel weaves through his sources and topics brilliantly, and one cannot help but be convinced by Heschel’s thesis while being wrapped up in the journey. I was not convinced that his thought was relevant to the religious issues that we confront in Israel. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Known most widely for his role in the civil rights and peace movements of the s, Abraham Joshua Heschel made major scholarly contributions to the fields of biblical studies, rabbinics, medieval Jewish philosophy, Hasidism, and mysticism. There is more than one way for a traditional Jew to relate to the Sabbath or perceive God’s providence, and this was the case even in the time of the Sages.

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Heschel then goes on to show how these two fundamental theologies of revelation may be used to yorah a great number of topics central to Judaism. Seth rated it really liked it Nov 20, In Awe and Trembling. Alexander Sperber rated it liked it Nov 29, The translation itself is clear and avoids archaic renditions of difficult texts. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

We might have expected that he would incline to the mystical-transcendent pole, but that does not seem to be the case. Going to take my time and learn from Heschel and not just read him. This work is like a symphony with many movements.

Tucker and Levin make the intricacies of Heschel’s thoughts understandable to the reader. Changes in the Text of Scripture. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Harold Klein November 4, at Jeffrey rated it it was amazing Sep 16, A basic rule in Israel: In Heavenly TorahHeschel looks at several important issues of trah and Biblical studies through a dialectical lens, constantly pitting the transcendentalist interpretation of Rabbi Ishmael against the immanentist thought of Rabbi Akiva.


As if permission had been granted for each person to build an altar for himself.

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The Language of Torah. But I also found Reading this was an ambitious undertaking for me — pp. Torah Min Hashamayim is many things: You are commenting using your Facebook account. Heschel has set the world on its head Sometimes Heschel bent sources to fit his thesis, and sometimes he quoted sources at length with no apparent conclusion.

It was all too American for me.

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