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  Abraham Joshua Heschel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Heschel was a descendant of preeminent rabbinic families of Europe, both on his father's (Moshe Mordechai Heschel, who died of influenza in 1916) and mother's (Reizel Perlow Heschel) side.
Heschel saw the teachings of the Hebrew prophets as a clarion call for social action in the United States, but his social activism was at the time dismissed as unimportant by most JTS faculty.
Heschel then goes to explore the problems of doubts and faith; what Judaism means by teaching that God is One; the essence of man and the problem of man's needs; the definition of religion in general, and of Judaism in specific, man's yearning for spirituality.
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 Abraham Joshua Heschel School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Abraham Joshua Heschel Heschel School (or AJHS) is a pluralistic Jewish K-12 school located in Manhattan, New York.
Its two main values, pluralism and egalitarianism, create a tightly-knit, yet diverse community that follows in the footsteps of its role model for whom the school is named (see Abraham Joshua Heschel), always trying to make the world a better place for members of the community, Jews, and everyone throughout the world.
The Heschel School located in New York City is not to be confused with the school that goes by the same name in Los Angeles, California.
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 Encyclopedia: Abraham Joshua Heschel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907 - 1972) was perhaps the most significant Jewish theologian of the 20th century.
Heschel's book is a description of faith rather than an argument for faith: not an attempt to persuade the faithless, but an explanation of how the religious person thinks.
Abraham Joshua Heschel has written a great biography of Maimonides which, although it may not be to everyone's taste, is still very satisfying and rewarding This is obviously not a book for the masses and it certainly would help to know a little bit about Maimonides before picking up this book.
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 MyJewishLearning.com - History & Community: Abraham Joshua Heschel
Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972), a descendant of two important Hasidic dynasties, was born in Warsaw.
Heschel's aim is to shock modern man out of his complacency and awaken him to that spiritual dimension fading from the contemporary consciousness.
A second experience that, according to Heschel, awakens the individual to the presence of God is a pervasive, underlying anxiety that he calls “the need to be needed.” Religion entails the certainty that something is asked of man and that he is not a mere bystander in the cosmos.
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 Abraham Joshua Heschel: Prophetic Witness [Book Review]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was the most significant Jewish thinker ever to live and work in America.
Although one could ascribe a variety of motives to his mother’s nonconformist act, Heschel himself saw it as her belief that he was destined to play a role in his adult life other than that of a traditional hasidic rebbe.
For Heschel, though, it was a vehicle for bringing the spiritual riches of the tradition into a new Jewish milieu, showing that traditional Judaism could not and should not be surpassed by Jewish modernity.
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 Jewish Publication Society: Garment Workers: The Fight for Labor Rights
Abraham Joshua Heschel dedicated his life to working as God's partner in improving the world by uncovering holy sparks wherever he went.
Although Abraham Joshua Heschel the man is no longer with us, his memory lives on through the many books he left for us to read and through the efforts of his family, friends, and students, who continue to teach about the hidden sparks.
Heschel was not a tall man but his shock of unruly hair and prominent beard gave him the appearance of a prophet of old.
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 Rabbi Scheinerman's Home Page - Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
Abraham Joshua Heschel, born in 1907, was descended from a distinguished line of rabbis, including Dov Baer of Mezhirich, Abraham Joshua Heschel of Apt, and Levi Isaac of Berdichev.
Heschel's hasidic background taught him the importance of human experience as a component of religion, especially the sense of awe and wonder with which a person approaches God's presence in his/her life.
Heschel was deeply moved by the prophetic imperative for social justice, which he took as a central Jewish obligation.
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 Abraham Joshua Heschel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was perhaps the most significant Jewish theologian of the 20th century.
Heschel was a descendant of preeminent rabbinic families of Europe, both on his father's and mother's side.
Like the early founders of Conservative Judaism, Heschel did not consider himself to be a member of any particular Jewish denomination; rather, he held that the beliefs and practices of him and his peers at JTS were mainstream historic Judaism.
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Heschel made his impact by the wholeness of his person, by his passion for social justice, by his scholarship in the Jewish tradition, and by his religious thinking on the human situation.
Heschel's fulfilled desire to be connected with such diverse constituencies is reflected in the fact that over thirty national organizations, Jewish and otherwise, sponsored the sheloshim in his honor.
Heschel discovered two internally consistent schools of thought which he organized under the rubrics of the school of Rabbi Ishmael and the school of Rabbi Akiba, both of which, he claimed, became formative for subsequent Jewish intellectual history.
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 SocialAction - Profiles of Changemakers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Heschel's concept of divine pathos, a category central to his theology, is mirrored in King's understanding of the nature of God's involvement with humanity.
Heschel, for example, was particularly touched during the march from Selma to Montgomery by King's references to the Exodus in his sermon, describing three types among the Israelites who left Egypt and he viewed King's choice of the Exodus over Jesus as a significant moment in Christian-Jewish relations.
Heschel flew to Selma from New York on Saturday night and was welcomed as one of the leaders into the front row of marchers, with King, Ralph Bunche, and Ralph Abernathy.
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 Study at Abraham Joshua Heschel School New York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Abraham Joshua Heschel School is an independent school named in memory of one of the great Jewish leaders, teachers, and activists of the 20th century.
The Heschel School is dedicated to building bridges between different sectors of the Jewish community, and between the Jewish community and other communities, as expressions of our religious imperative to unite human beings through justice, shared humanity and mutual respect.
The Abraham Joshua Heschel School is named to honor the memory of one of the great rabbis of the 20th century.
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 Abraham Joshua Heschel: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Increasingly uncomfortable with the lack of observance of Jewish law (additional info and facts about Jewish law) at HUC, Heschel sought an academic institution where critical, modern scholarship of the Bible was allowed, and yet also held that Jewish law was normative.
Heschel was particularly looked down upon by his colleague Mordechai Kaplan (additional info and facts about Mordechai Kaplan), founder of Reconstructionist Judaism (additional info and facts about Reconstructionist Judaism), and many students who attended JTS in the 50s (The cardinal number that is the product of ten and five) sympathized with Kaplan over Heschel.
Susannah Heschel (additional info and facts about Susannah Heschel) eventually became a scholar of Judaism in her own right.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/ab/abraham_joshua_heschel.htm   (1185 words)

 The Legacy of Abraham Joshua Heschel
Fortunately, for him, in 1945, Heschel was asked to join the faculty of the Jewish Theological Seminary, the bastion of Conservative Judaism in New York, as professor of Jewish ethics and mysticism.
Abraham Joshua Heschel was born in Warsaw in 1907.
Heschel’s reply was profound: “When I march in Selma, my feet are praying.” Later that year, Heschel helped to found an interreligious clergy and lay group to oppose the involvement of our United States government in the war in Vietnam.
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 Exemplars - BCM - Summer 2004
Abraham Joshua Heschel was born in Poland in 1907, scion of a line of great Hasidic rabbis.
During those years, Heschel's became the principle voice calling Jews, and an ever-widening circle of Christians, to a joyful, loving, and morally challenging spirituality, one founded on an awe-filled response to what he called the "Divine pathos," the Holy One's incalculable love for all creation.
HESCHEL DISTINGUISHED between religion and spirituality by referring to theology and what he called "depth theology." "The theme of theology," he wrote, "is the content of believing.
www.bc.edu /publications/bcm/summer_2004/c21_heschel.html   (845 words)

 Heschel, Abraham Joshua. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
He played a significant role in the civil-rights movement and in the Christian-Jewish dialogue.
Heschel’s major works are Man Is Not Alone: A Philosophy of Religion (1951), God in Search of Man: A Philosophy of Judaism (1955), The Prophets (1962), Who Is Man? (1965), Israel: An Echo of Eternity (1969), and A Passion for Truth (1973).
See M. Friedman, Abraham Joshua Heschel and Elie Wiesel (1987); D. Moore, The Human and the Holy: the Spirituality of Abraham Joshua Heschel (1989).
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 Abraham Joshua Heschel --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
He is also called a patriarch, a term derived from the Greek words for “father” and “beginning.” Applied to Abraham, the term patriarch thus means that he is considered to be a founding father of the nation of...
Joshua Reynolds was the most successful portrait painter of his day in England as well as a distinguished member of London's intellectual society.
English biochemist Edward Abraham is best known for his work in antibiotics, and especially for his discoveries in the purification of penicillin.
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 BookkooB : The Prophets - Abraham Joshua Heschel : Compare Book Prices
Rabbi Abraham Heschel is an intellectual and prophetic hero of mine.
Heschel's amazingly wide range of scholarly studies give him a unique ability to assess these remarkable prophetic revelations recorded in the scriptures.
Abraham Joshua Heschel's two volume work on the prophets is scholarly in the sense that Heschel's wide reading and research enable him to talk quite knowledgeably about these men, their messages, and how they concern modern society.
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 Speaking of Faith® from American Public Media | Moral Man and Immoral Society: The Public Theology of Reinhold ...
Abraham, however, was; and, reporting on his travels and on his meetings with different groups of people in the universities as he spoke around the country, he brought that world back to Reinhold, and he would share with him his reactions as to people and the situation in the world outside.
Abraham, although himself frail, was carrying the ball for him, and for many others as well.
Abraham's great book on the prophets, when we read it in its English translation, we agreed should be required reading for every minister and teacher.
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 Jewish Publication Society: Abraham Joshua Heschel
"...Heschel's journey of self-discovery, flight from the Nazis, and eventual leadership in the United States and around the world is told with breath-taking ease, simplicity, a touch of youthful familiarity, and a distinct sense of awe...
Abraham Joshua Heschel -- theologian, teacher, author, beloved rabbi, civil rights activist, and modern prophet of social conscience -- was one of the most influential religious leaders of the 20th century.
He has also served as an educator at the Jewish Community Day School in Newton, MA and the Abraham Joshua Heschel School in New York, NY.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Abraham Joshua Heschel: Prophetic Witness: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was one of the outstanding Jewish thinkers of the 20th century.
Based on interviews with Heschel's friends and family, archival documents and Heschel's previously unknown writings in Yiddish, German and Hebrew, the book traces Heschel's life from his birth in Warsaw in 1907 to his emigration to the United States in 1940.
We learn about Heschel's Chasidic background, his "royal" lineage, his sojurn in Vilna among secular Jews, his education and activities in Germany as well as his foray into the world of Yiddish poetry, and his scholarly publications.The book is well researched and finely written, with many illustrations.
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 Heschel, Abraham Joshua on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Analysis: Impact of Abraham Joshua Heschel on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Abraham Joshua Heschel: the inadequacy of the ecumenical perspective.
A Bridge To Justice: Thirty-five years after Bloody Sunday in Selma, the daughter of Abraham Joshua Heschel marches in her father's footsteps.
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 Commentary Magazine - The Sabbath: Its Meaning for Modern Man, by Abraham Joshua Heschel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Professor Heschel's theme is the Sabbath in Jewish tradition, and this theme he develops against the background...
...Heschel is therefore on solid ground in his approach as he is in his conclusions...
...Heschel's whole approach seems to me to make much better sense in terms of a conception which sees the "sanctification" of observance as rooted primarily in man's response to what is accepted and affirmed as the command of God...
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What Heschel did was to break their monopoly, by showing that it is possible to be both biblical and rational at the same time.
Heschel’s answer to that question is full of psychological insight: we do not have to wait for the right motive in order to do a good deed.
Heschel’s mission was thus comparable to that of the prophets themselves: to open our eyes, not just for the sake of seeing, but to soften our hearts.
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 "Heschel, Abraham Joshua, Rabbi, 1907-1972" Correspondence: Thomas Merton Center
Rabbi Abraham Heschel was born in Warsaw and later moved to Germany for his studies and to launch his teaching career, serving as successor to Martin Buber in Frankfort for a time.
Heschel wrote of many justice issues of the day in solidarity with Martin Luther King, Jr., and with those opposing the Vietnam War.
ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL (1907-1972) [-] Born in Warsaw, Poland in 1907, a descendant of
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 A Monk, A Rabbi, and the Meaning of This Hour: War and Nonviolence in Abraham Joshua Heschel and Thomas Merton, an ...
Heschel devoted much of his career to the Hebrew prophets and what he understood was the vocation of the prophet in times of crisis, human failure, and global conflict.
Here Heschel implies that the claim of innocence or absolute victimhood is a kind of secular move (for him, blasphemous) albeit one that is adopted by religions to justify acting against their prophetic traditions.
Heschel does not focus on nonviolence as much as the prophet's abhorrence of violence whether it is perpetrated by Israel or against her.
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 On Jewish Christian Dialogue via Abraham Joshua Heschel, Elie Wiesel.. by John Barich   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Heschel observed that while dogma and tradition separate Jews and Christians, both traditions believe in the God of Abraham.
Heschel asked Christians to take a theocentric approach to theology as opposed to a christocentric approach.
The God of Abraham expects society to be arranged to insure justice for all citizens.
www.rjgeib.com /barich/papers/jews-christians.html   (1582 words)

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