Abraham Joshua Heschel

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Abraham Joshua Heschel (January 11, 1907 – December 23, 1972) was a Polish-born American rabbi and one of the leading Jewish theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th century. Heschel, a professor of Jewish mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, authored a number of widely read books on Jewish philosophy and was active in the civil rights movement.

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“On Prayer,” by Abraham Joshua Heschel (1969)

Contributed on: כ״ט באב ה׳תשע״ח (2018-08-10) by Abraham Joshua Heschel |

Rabbi Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel’s speech, “On Prayer,” delivered at an inter-religious convocation held under the auspices of the U.S. Liturgical Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on August 28, 1969. His talk was printed in the journal Conservative Judaism v.25:1 Fall 1970, p.1-12. . . .


“The Spirit of Jewish Prayer,” by Abraham Joshua Heschel (1953)

Contributed on: ג׳ באלול ה׳תשע״ח (2018-08-13) by Abraham Joshua Heschel |

“The Spirit of Jewish Prayer,” by Abraham Joshua Heschel was a speech given at the Fifty-Third Annual Convention of the Rabbinical Assembly of America which took place at the Breakers Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey from Tammuz 9 to Tammuz 14, 5713 (June 22 To June 27, 1953). The speech was subsequently published in the Proceedings of the Rabbinical Assembly of America v.17. . . .


“Prayer,” by Abraham Joshua Heschel (1945)

Contributed on: י׳ באלול ה׳תשע״ח (2018-08-21) by Abraham Joshua Heschel |

The essay, “Prayer,” by Rabbi Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel, then Associate Professor of Jewish Philosophy at Hebrew Union College, published in Review of Religion vol. 9 no. 2, January 1945. . . .


Das Gebet Als Äußerung Und Einfühlung | Prayer as Expression and Empathy, by Abraham Joshua Heschel (1939)

Contributed on: ט״ז באלול ה׳תשע״ח (2018-08-27) by Aharon N. Varady (translation) | Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Abraham Joshua Heschel |

Abraham Joshua Heschel’s essay “Das Gebet Als Äußerung Und Einfühlung” published in Monatsschrift Für Geschichte Und Wissenschaft Des Judenthums, vol. 83 (1939). . . .


The Pious Man, a prayer-poem by Mordecai Kaplan adapted from the essay “An Analysis of Piety” by Abraham Joshua Heschel (1942)

Contributed on: ב׳ באב ה׳תשע״ח (2018-07-13) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Mordecai Kaplan | Abraham Joshua Heschel |

“The Pious Man” is a prayer-poem from Mordecai Kaplan’s diary entry, September 19, 1942, on the virtue of piety as expressed in an essay published earlier that year by Abraham Joshua Heschel. Piety was a Roman virtue, but in this essay, A.J. Heschel appears to be describing an idealization of Ḥasidut. . . .