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The difference between religion and philosophy…

From Abraham Joshua Heschel, God in Search of Man: Not only are the problems of philosophy not identical with the problems of religion; their status is not the same. Philosophy is, in a sense, a kind of thinking that has … Continue reading

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On Reading Good Jewish Books

I read a lot of books for information. There are commentaries, atlases, lexicons, and many sources of information in my library. I also read for entertainment. I like suspense and fantasy novels and tend to fluctuate between the two. But … Continue reading

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The Bad News Bible

As a part of my long, slow preparation for a return to Hebrew Bible studies, I am reading The Prophets by Abraham Joshua Heschel. The first chapter started on an alarming note, depressing me more and more with each word. … Continue reading

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Heschel on Amos

Read this one slowly and with the book of Amos close at hand. Read it more than once over the next few days. Perhaps it will revive you as it did me. …………………………. Of the minor prophets, Amos has always … Continue reading

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