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Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907–72) was a rabbi, scholar, and philosopher. In 1937 Martin Buber appointed him as his successor at the central organization for Jewish adult education in Frankfurt am Main. In time he became one of the most influential modern philosophers of religion in the United States. He formulated an orig [...]
Happy University Press Week! Today the UP Week Blog Tour’s theme is “How to Practice Compassion.” The following is an excerpt from Rabbi Shai Held’s The Heart of Torah, Volume 2: Essays on the Weekly Torah Portion, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy (Jewish Publication Society, 2017). Excerpt: Kedoshim [...]