Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, Ph.D. (1907-1972), born in Warsaw and educated in Poland and Germany, was Professor of Ethics and Mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Among his books are <i>Man Is Not Alone</i>, <i>God in Search of Man<i>, <i>The Earth is the Lord's</i>, and<i> Israel: Echo of Eternity</i>.
Articles by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
Halakhah and Aggadah
Balancing between the importance of Jewish behavior and the meaning that Jews find in those behaviors creates a productive tension that defines Jewish life.
What Death Should Teach Us About Life and Living
Death is not a counterpoint or contradiction to life, but a profound teacher about the meaning of human existence.
Shabbat as a Sanctuary in Time
The Sabbaths are our great cathedrals, the Jewish equivalent of sacred architecture.
Shabbat as a Reminder of Creation
Heschel draws out the implications of the idea that we rest in memory/imitation of God's primeval rest at the end of Creation.
Holiness in Time, Not Only in Space
We are often blind to the dimension that lacks physical substance, and that can lead to enslavement to things.