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Spiritual RadicalAbraham Joshua Heschel in America, 1940-1972$
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Edward K. Kaplan

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780300115406

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300115406.001.0001

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Summation of a Life (1972)

Summation of a Life (1972)

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(p.358) 19 Summation of a Life (1972)
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Spiritual Radical
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Edward K. Kaplan

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300115406.003.0020

This chapter describes Heschel during his final years, at which time he appeared far older than his age of sixty-five years. He remained forceful as a speaker, conscious that his long white hair and beard enhanced his image and, through it, his ability to communicate. Despite his recent brush with death, he accepted too many invitations to travel and to speak, in addition to maintaining his teaching load at JTS. He also contended with his illness as he struggled to complete his two books on the Kotzker rebbe. Heschel's resilience was weakened by the news of the massive human suffering inflicted by U.S. bombings in Southeast Asia, reported in the New York Times in gruesome detail. People close to Heschel noticed that he drank more than usual, sometimes traveling with a bottle of whiskey.

Keywords:   human suffering, Kotzker rebbe, U.S. bombings, Southeast Asia, New York Times

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