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Author Heschel, Abraham Joshua, 1907-1972.

Title Heavenly Torah : as refracted through the generations / Abraham Joshua Heschel ; edited and translated from the Hebrew with commentary by Gordon Tucker with Leonard Levin.

Publication Info. New York : Continuum, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  296.3 HESCHEL    Check Shelf
Description xxxiv, 814 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 813-814) and index.
Contents Two approaches to Torah exegesis -- Miracles -- The Tabernacle and the sacrifices -- The abode of the Shekhinah -- Teachings concerning the Shekhinah -- Afflictions -- Torah and life -- In awe and trembling -- Duties of the heart -- Issues of supreme importance -- Scriptural language not befitting God's dignity -- The language of Torah -- Transcendental and terrestrial perspectives -- Go 'round the orchard! -- Beholding the face of God -- The Torah that is in heaven -- Moses' ascent to heaven -- The descent of the Divine Glory -- Torah from Heaven -- The sectarians -- Moses did things on his own authority -- Two methods of understanding "Thus says the Lord" -- Is it possible that it was on his own say-so -- The book of Deuteronomy -- Is the Prophet a partner or a vessel? -- "See, how great was Moses' power!" -- Moses' prophecy -- How the Torah was written -- The maximalist and minimalist approaches -- The maximalist approach to the principle "Torah from Heaven" -- The minimalist approach to the principle "Torah from Heaven" -- Lost books -- It is not in the Heavens -- Renewal of Torah -- Both these and these are the words of the living God -- Against multiplying rules -- Stringencies and leniencies -- Former and latter authorities -- Theology in the legal literature -- Interpersonal relationships.
Subject Talmud -- Theology.
Revelation -- Judaism.
Added Author Tucker, Gordon.
Levin, Leonard, 1946-
Added Title Torah min ha-shamayim be-aspaŠł≥laryah shel ha-dorot. English
ISBN 0826408028 hardcover alkaline paper
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