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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Jul 12 2010 10:16 PM

Look, I managed to convince my Church of Christ father in his mid 90's that Heschel's I Asked For Wonder was mandatory reading for understanding contemporary American Judaism at it's best. So what about a collection in honor of him?

Abraham Joshua Heschel collection:

  • I Asked For Wonder: A Spiritual Anthology
  • Man Is Not Alone : A Philosophy of Religion
  • God in Search of Man : A Philosophy of Judaism
  • Heavenly Torah: As Refracted Through the Generations
  • Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays
  • Between God and Man
  • Man's Quest For God
  • Who Is Man?
  • The Sabbath
  • The Prophets

One I am in the process of reading, two I have read multiple times and two I've not seen. So I can vouch for the overall high quality. And if you ever run into Robert McAfee Brown ask him to tell you his Rabbi Heschel story.- I suspect Brown included it in his memoires.

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Bohuslav Wojnar | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 12 2010 10:20 PM

I think I would be interested in having that collection.

Bohuslav

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 12 2010 11:16 PM

MJ. Smith:

  • God in Search of Man : A Philosophy of Judaism
  • The Sabbath
  • The Prophets

I have these three; all excellent. EDIT: The Sabbath was one of the books I wrote my master's comprehensive paper on. A classic!

MJ. Smith:

  • Man Is Not Alone : A Philosophy of Religion
  • Man's Quest For God

These have been on my "to buy" list for some time.

Yes, I'd buy this whole collection!  Yes

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HJ. van der Wal | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 13 2010 11:19 AM

Rosie Perera:

 

Yes, I'd buy this whole collection!

+1

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T MacLeod | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 13 2010 12:41 PM

Yes Awesome idea. That would be a must-buy.

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ELA | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 13 2010 12:58 PM

Yes YES!

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 8 2010 7:07 AM

Yes

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 28 2013 2:59 AM

Bump!

Hey, now that we've got a few more actively engaged product managers (Gabe, Ben, Rich), maybe we can have a hope of seeing some Heschel works. He doesn't fit in the categories you guys are covering, but there's no Jewish Resources forum. I hope one or all of you are monitoring the Suggestions forum, too, for ideas.

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JPH | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 28 2013 7:08 AM

Yes

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Nick Steffen | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 12 2013 10:17 AM

Yes

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Genghis | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 16 2013 10:20 PM

Yes

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