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    DescriptionElegant, 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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    Title
    The Sabbath
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Abraham Joshua Heschel, Introduction by Susannah Heschel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 118
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780374529758
    ISBN 10: 0374529752
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Approval Code: A13420000
    Ingram Subject Code: RJ
    Ingram Theme: RELI/JUDAIC
    Libri: I-RJ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25460
    BISAC V2.8: REL040010, REL040000
    DC21: 296.41
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HRJC
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BM685 .H4 2005
    DC22: 296.41
    Thema V1.0: QRJP
    Publisher
    Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
    Imprint name
    Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
    Publication date
    17 August 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Abraham Joshua Heschel was internationally known as a scholar, author, activist, and theologian. He was Professor of Ethics and Mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
    Review quote
    "Heschel's "The Sabbath "is easily the primary text for all subsequent American Jewish Spirituality." --Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, author of "God Was In This Place" "Clearly Heschel's most beloved book, "The Sabbath "is much more than a book about the Sabbath. It is, rather, our century's most illuminating study of the dynamics of Jewish ritual living." --Dr. Neil Gillman, author of "Sacred Fragments" "Timeless. Read it, and be ready to be changed." --The Revered Richard John Neuhaus, editor in chief of "First Things"