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New Books of Heschel in Hebrew

There are two recent publications in Hebrew of translations of works by Abraham Joshua Heschel. The first is a translation of his Yiddish book on Menachem Mendel of Kotzk, whose modified English version is A Passion for Truth. A translation of the first chapter can be found here.

A second book is a collection of his essays titled אלהים מאמין באדם. The introduction can be found here.

3 Responses to “New Books of Heschel in Hebrew”

  1. 1

    I imagine that you admire the Kotzker Rebbe (I always thought that your blog name was a tribute to him), but certainly the vast majority of your blog readers would prefer to read Heschel’s analysis in English.

    Perhaps more interesting, it seems that you may have not followed the recent revelations by Peter Tuvald of the anti-Semitism of Kierkegaard — the “other” star of A Passion for Truth.

    You can find discussion on Alan Brill’s blog (search for Kierkegaard) or here:

  2. 2
    Chasid of Heschel:

    The first translation is not of A Passion for Truth, but of Heschel’s Yiddish book on the Kotzker.

  3. 3
    Menachem Mendel:

    @Chasid of Heschel,

    Thanks for the correction. That is what I originally thought, but the title seemed to be a translation of “A Passion for Truth.” I’ll update the post.




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