“Heschel’s place in American religious thought has long been recognized and revered. This collection reveals the sweep and scope of his expanding international influence. Readers in search of the global Heschel, believers and secularists alike, will find a unity of heart and mind relevant for our time and for all people.”
—Peter A. Huff, Director of the Center for Mission and Ministry and Professor of Religious Studies, Benedictine University, and author of Atheism and Agnosticism: Exploring the Issues
“Harold Kasimow is a critical guide to the legacy of Heschel. These essays are essential to teaching how Heschel can infuse one’s Judaism, whether as a religious or secular Jew, regardless of how one defines religious or secular Judaism. I was privileged to study with Kasimow when I was a student decades ago in a Reform congregation and I feel this privilege now, in reading these essays.”
—Jo-Ann Mort, journalist, poet, and co-author of Our Hearts Invented a Place: Can Kibbutzim Survive in Today’s Israel?
“Whether you are relatively new to the writings and life of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel or long immersed in the wisdom and insights of this deeply caring and spiritual man for all seasons, you will find something revelatory on every page of Abraham Joshua Heschel Today: Voices from Warsaw and Jerusalem. These new essays and book reviews assembled for us by Harold Kasimow also represent an increasingly universal recognition of the impact Heschel has had—and continues to make—on those of varied religions who remain faithful to the living God as we each imperfectly walk our paths of love, truth, and commitment in a complex world. The profound goodness of Rabbi Heschel will be something that generations to come will continue seeking out as an authentic voice addressing both the times and eternities.”
—Benjamin Webb, editor of Fugitive Faith: Conversations on Spiritual, Environmental, and Community Renewal
“Harold Kasimow once again demonstrates the enduring relevance and inspirational teaching of Abraham Joshua Heschel across faiths, philosophies, nationalities, and generations. If Heschel’s insights in No Religion is an Island can be absorbed seamlessly into the hearts of spiritual leaders for the purpose of interreligious dialogue as Stanislaw Krajewski suggests was the case in the writing of Dabru Emet, Kasimow’s collection similarly continues his dedication as a disciple to instill within us Heschel’s ongoing significance and his urgent instruction to live our lives in pursuit of our common humanity with compassion, integrity, and ethical action.”
—Daveen Litwin, rabbi, Dean and Chaplain of the William Jewett Tucker Center for Spiritual and Ethical Life, Dartmouth College