Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays

Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity Essays This first collection of Heschel s essays compiled edited and with an introduction by his daughter Susannah Heschel is a stunning reminder of the virtuosity of one of the most well respected minds i

  • Title: Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays
  • Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel Susannah Heschel
  • ISBN: 9780374524951
  • Page: 183
  • Format: Paperback
  • This first collection of Heschel s essays compiled, edited and with an introduction by his daughter Susannah Heschel, is a stunning reminder of the virtuosity of one of the most well respected minds in Judaic studies.

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    1. Quote from Symbolism and Jewish Faith, pp. 82-3, Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays Abraham Joshua Heschel, Edited by Susannah Heschel, c. 1996 by Sylvia Heschel, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York. -“The fundamental insight that God is not and cannot be localized in a thing [9] was emphatically expressed at the very moment in which it could have been most easily forgotten, at the inauguration of the Temple in Jerusalem. At that moment Solomon exclaims:But will God in very truth dw [...]

    2. I am surprised, not to read of his call for such a thing, but at never having heard of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel's call for the creation of an office to oversee the moral behavior of United States armed forces in times of war. I see that modern Rabbis were not the first to have to justify their speaking out on political matters, either (as one rabbi recently argued for being allowed, over the objections of congregants, to give sermons on political topics).I am also dismayed to learn that even [...]

    3. Inspiring, thought-provoking essays pulled from all periods of Rabbi Heschel's life. I connected most with his social justice works, but found plenty of inspiration from his strictly religious ones as well. Many of the essays date from the time leading up to or immediately following the establishment of Israel, and are written for a Jewish audience. While I have some basic knowledge of Judaism, I was out of my element with a lot of the terminology, and had to go off to look things up repeatedly. [...]

    4. A very fine collection of Abraham Joshua Heschel's essays, reflecting on what is vital worship, the function and practice of prayer, considering religious authority and human purpose, and attending to peace and civil rights. Strongly recommended for those interested in theology and ethics, whether one ends up agreeing with Heschel or not, the reader is always drawn into deeper theological and ethical consideration.

    5. This is such a powerful series of essays on the religious life. I can't believe I waited this long to read it! I'm going to take my time and savor it. I would recommend it for every minister's library -- it's hugely inspiring, brilliant stuff.

    6. Reading books by Heschel can feel a bit overwhelming. This book is filled with short essays. They are much more manageable for those of us who need to take in the ocean one cup at a time. Brilliant, witty, quickly read, slowly digested.

    7. Rabbi Heschel is one of the two writers who inspire me to be a better Jew every time I read their material

    8. I love these essays by Heschel (Jewish Rabbi, teacher, author, activist, etc.). Great thinker.d with great passion and couragewrites poetically. Essay, Yom Kippur is one of my favorites.

    9. I confess that I didn't read every essay in this collection, but the ones I did read were excellent. Particularly thought-provoking for me were Heschel's essays on Jewish-Christian relations.

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