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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On the other hand, in Aggadah “there is grace and hesvenly it “speaks poetry; it is “the still, small voice. Importantly, the translators are careful to remain faithful to Heschel’s original Hebrew work.

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Israel lives by the rule: 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. The English version of the book makes completely transparent the ueschel and intellectual context of the original-a matter that has been simplified not merely by the clear translation of the texts, citations and footnotes, but by the addition layer of Tucker’s own footnotes and illuminating chapter introductions that make Heschel’s aims wholly clear to the reader-a matter that is sometimes hard to fully grasp with the dense opacity of the Hebrew original Heschel then goes on to show how these two fundamental theologies of revelation may be used to interpret a great number of topics central to Judaism.


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He was the hero of modern Jewish theologians, the father of the new Jewish spirituality and the eloquent spokesperson for all who were devoted to repairing our seriously flawed world. Tucker is the first scholar to endeavor to seek out Heschel’s theological message word for word, chapter by chapter, enabling Heschel scholars to deepen their knowledge and understanding of Heabenly.

Trivia About Heavenly Torah: Sandra Rousso rated it really liked it Apr 21, We might have expected that he would incline to the mystical-transcendent pole, but that does not seem to be the case.

Helena Clare rated it it was amazing May 01, But the unity of the Torah “has its root in the unity of the Will revealed in it. Es rated it really liked it Oct 16, Heschel then goes on to show how these hheschel fundamental theologies of revelation may be used to interpret a great number of topics central to Judaism. He was the youngest of six children including his siblings: Jeffrey rated it it was amazing Sep 16, Furthermore, this disagreement constitutes a basic and necessary ongoing polarity within Judaism between immanence and transcendence, mysticism and rationalism, neo-Platonism and Aristotelianism.

Answering these questions would involve a good amount of comparison between Heschel’s English works and TMSa task which has not yet been fully achieved.

This work demonstrates the opposite of Bernard Lonergan’s bon mot about “ideas passed from book to book without any evidence of having gone through a mind. It ueschel by any measure an astonishing accomplishment of historical and theological scholarship.


According to Heschel, R. About Abraham Joshua Heschel. The comments are moderated and checked when I get to them.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Alan rated it really liked it Mar 17, By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy. Toray someone who has never studied rabbinic Judaism this was a great read. Hard to understand, but well worth the effort. In Awe and Trembling.

Heavenly Torah: As Refracted through the Generations: Abraham Joshua Heschel: Continuum

Want to Read saving…. This book is a rich lode of explorations of God’s ways with humanity and humans’ ways with God or, to change the figure, a Schatzkammer, a treasure house of heavenly wisdom.

It was fantastic finally getting to read Heavenly Torah as it’s been on my to read list for quite a while. The Book of Deuteronomy.

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As Refracted Through the Generations. Heavehly the Face of God. But his general point was clear: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Lists with This Book.