Considered by many to be one of the most significant Jewish theologians of the 20th century, Abraham Heschel finds just the right words to startle the mind and delight the heart. He addresses and challenges the whole person, portraying that rarest of human phenomena—the holy man.
Rabbi Samuel H. Dresner introduces his collection of the aphorisms and spiritual wisdom of Abraham Joshua Heschel. Drawing upon virtually all of Heschel's published work, Rabbi Dresner has an unerring eye for the heart of the matter: brief, gemlike statements that have both the universal appeal and the element of surprise of all great wisdom literature. The excerpts have been grouped around the major themes of Herschel's spiritual vision - God, Prayer, Sabbath, Religion, and so on - and form the perfect introduction to this great Jewish mystic, philosopher, historian, and social reformer.