Heschel’s Influence

“There is a meaning beyond absurdity. Let them be sure that every little deed counts, that every word has power, and that we can—every one—do our share to redeem the world in spite of all absurdities and all frustrations and all disappointments. And above all, remember that the meaning of life is to build a life as if it were a work of art.”
The Eternal Light interview, 1972

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We, his readers, Jewish and Christian, stood in wonder before it – not before him, but before his ability to “walk with God.”

Rabbi David R. Blumenthal, PhD

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Justice is the balance between created and creator!

Itay Seith

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In my previous religious life, praying for me was about technique, but without intention. Heschel changed my attitude in prayer.

Sefi Dahan

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I value Heschel's teaching that we are not all prophets but there should be something of the prophet in every one of us.

Dr. Arnold Eisen

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He shot an arrow into thinking about religion; it wasn’t just about don’t do this, do that, but instead make yourself open to the amazement of the world.

Rabbi Michael Graetz