The Ineffable Name Of God: Man: Poems In Yiddish And English by Abraham Joshua HeschelThe Ineffable Name Of God: Man: Poems In Yiddish And English by Abraham Joshua Heschel

The Ineffable Name Of God: Man: Poems In Yiddish And English

byAbraham Joshua HeschelTranslated byMorton M. Leifman, Morton M. Kaplan

Paperback | January 25, 2007

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These 66 poems, here in English and Yiddish on facing pages, were collected in the first book Abraham Joshua Heschel ever published. They appeared in Warsaw in 1933 when Heschel was 26 years old and still a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of Berlin. Written between 1927 and 1933-and never published in English before-this is the intimate spiritual diary of a devout European Jew, loyal to the revelation at Sinai and afflicted with reverence for all human beings. These poems sound themes that will resonate throughout Heschel's later popular writings: human holiness, a passion for truth, awe and wonder before nature, God's quest for righteousness, solidarity with the downtrodden, and unwavering commitment to tikkun olam. In these poems we also discover a young man's acute loneliness, dismay at God's distance, and dreams of spiritual and sensual intimacy with a woman.
Title:The Ineffable Name Of God: Man: Poems In Yiddish And EnglishFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.95 × 6 × 0.55 inPublished:January 25, 2007Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0826418937

ISBN - 13:9780826418937

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Table of Contents

Acknowkledgments Introduction by Edward K. Kaplan Section I: Man Is Holy Section II: Bearing Witness Section III: To a Lady in Dream Section IV: Between Me and the World Section V: Nature Pantomimes Section VI: Repairing the World

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"...highly skillful and artistically adept English translations...allows us to explore, with great pleasure and profit, the ways that Heschel came to understand his relationships to his God and to his fellow humans." -Confrontation Magazine, Spring/Summer 2005