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    DescriptionElegant, passionate, and filled with the love of God's creation, Abraham Hoshua Heschel's "The Sabbath " has been hailed as a classic of Jewish spirituality ever since its original publication in 1951--and has been read by thousands of people of many faiths seeking meaning in modern life. In this brief yet profound meditation on the meaning of the Seventh Day, Heschel introduced the enormously influential idea of an "architecture of holiness" that appears not in space but in time. Judaism, he argues, is the 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
    Subtitle
    Its Meaning for Modern Man
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Abraham Joshua Heschel
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 117
    Width: 114 mm
    Height: 184 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781590300824
    ISBN 10: 1590300823
    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: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HRJ
    B&T Approval Code: A13420000
    Ingram Subject Code: RJ
    Ingram Theme: RELI/JUDAIC
    Libri: I-RJ
    BISAC V2.8: REL040010
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 20
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 48
    BISAC V2.8: REL040000
    DC21: 296.41
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15460
    BISAC V2.8: REL040090, REL040040
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 296.41, 296.4/1
    LC classification: BM685.H4 2, BM685 .H4 2003
    Edition
    1
    Edition statement
    Shambhala Libra.
    Illustrations note
    WOOD CARVINGS
    Publisher
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Imprint name
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Publication date
    09 September 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Boston
    Author Information
    Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907–1972) was a well-known scholar, author, activist, and theologian. He was Professor of Ethics and Mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York City.
    Review quote
    "This slim, poetic volume of practical theology opened my heart to the practice of Judaism."--Anita Diamant, author of "Living a Jewish Life " "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 "
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    Elegant, passionate, and filled with the love of God's creation, Abraham Hoshua Heschel's "The Sabbath has been hailed as a classic of Jewish spirituality ever since its original publication in 1951-and has been read by thousands of people of many faiths seeking meaning in modern life. In this brief yet profound meditation on the meaning of the Seventh Day, Heschel introduced the enormously influential idea of an "architecture of holiness" that appears not in space but in time. Judaism, he argues, is the 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."