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Heschel, Hasidism, and Halakha
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Heschel, Hasidism, and Halakha

Samuel Dresner

Abstract

Born in Warsaw, Abraham Heschel earned a doctorate in philosophy at the University of Berlin, and taught in Berlin and Frankfurt. After being deported by the Nazis to Poland in 1938, he taught in Warsaw and London. In 1940 he came to the United States, invited by Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. From 1945 until his death, he was professor of Jewish ethics and mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. Heschel's life and thought have been widely acclaimed. Thomas Merton, for example, described him as “the greatest reli ... More

Keywords: Abraham Heschel, Thomas Merton, Hasidic movement, halakha, Jewish, professor

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780823221158
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823221158.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samuel Dresner, author
Former Visiting Professor, Jewish Theological Seminary

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