TITLE

ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL: RECASTING HASIDISM FOR MODERNS

AUTHOR(S)
Green, Arthur
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
Modern Judaism: A Journal of Jewish Ideas & Experience;Feb2009, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p62
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on Abraham Joshua Heschel, an American Jewish religious thinker who was primarily taught in the American Judaism context. His Hasidism beliefs were already formed in Europe after he arrived in the U.S. in 1940 at the age of thirty-three. It states that almost all of his male ancestors had been Hasidic rebbes both from his mother and father side. It provides information on Heschel's legacy in viewing Hasidism in Europe with a group of rabbi descendants. It presents Heschel's works including his books, oratorical piece, and poems. In depth discussion of Hasidic influences to Heschel's life is discussed.
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39457628

 

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