Jan 1, Known most widely for his role in the civil rights and peace movements of the s, Abraham Joshua Heschel made major scholarly. Jun 5, My Wednesday morning Torah study group is reading Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Torah Min HaShamayim b’Aspeklaria HaDorot / Heavenly. Jan 27, In the Fall issue of Modern Judaism 29/3 October , there is a devastating review of Gordon Tucker’s translation of Heschel’s Heavenly.
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I disagree with his claim that Heschel is promoting the more pluralistic exegesis of the Yishmaelian School. Contact Contact Us Help. As Refracted Through the Generations, is totah fine introduction.
It guides the reader through the woof and warp of the classic texts— Man Is Not Alone and God in Search of Man— that inform his writings on contemporary theology. You are commenting using your WordPress.
Heavenly Torah: As Refracted Through the Generations – Abraham Joshua Heschel – Google Books
It was all too American for me. Heschel’s great insight is that the world of rabbinic thought can be divided into torzh types or schools, those of Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Ishmael, and that the historic disputes between the two are based on fundamental differences over the nature of revelation and religion.
We might have expected that he would incline to the mystical-transcendent pole, but that does not seem to be the case. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Jeffrey Stackert Limited preview – Moreover, perhaps the very act of translation does injustice to Heschel, a writer who clearly preferred to use different languages for different messages aimed at diverse audiences.
Post was not sent – check your email addresses! So the study of Heschel seemed to me a subversive act at the time. In the early s, the first two volumes of Torah Min HaShamayim were published. 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. Can a Hegelian synthesis be accomplished? Beholding the Face of God. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.
The heaven-bound school of Akiva, with its emphasis on the shekinahstands in contrast to the more mundane school of Ishmael. A basic rule in Israel: Heschel’s book is never explicitly polemical, but it nevertheless remains a passionate protest against both rigid literalists of Torah and those on the other side who dismiss the Torah as if it were only poetry.
Contrary to the view that Jewish thought and practice developed in certain directions, and what was once considered legitimate might be considered heretical today and vice versaHeschel claims that there is a unity between generations. Elsewhere, Urbach writes in a manner reminiscent of Heschel without, however, the linkage to Kabbalah:. But of course, this is entirely Heschel’s book, and that is cause enough for radical amazement.
I would like to receive. Simon, an amora of the third to fourth generation of Eretz Israel: In his tragically brief lifetime, Heschel represented many role models. Nor can they be fully integrated. A tour de force of gigantic proportions; recommended for all libraries. The Last Twelve Verses. According to the Zohar 2: Evil deeds and transgressions can banish the shekinahas it were, from the world. Reviews of Heavenly Torah acknowledge Tucker’s contribution, yet they all overlook the problem of translating Heschel’s ideas from one language to another.
Where the academics seek to summarize rabbinic thinking, Heschel draws the reader inside it, exegeting it from within, as it were. As if permission had been granted for each person to build an altar for himself.
Heschel’s Heavenly Torah- Lost in Translation
According to Heschel, R. 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 is an anthology of viewpoints clustered in two posing constellations It is by any measure an astonishing accomplishment of historical and theological scholarship.
Not simply for large religious collections, but for any with active borrowers.