Title

Vision and Authenticity in Heschel's The Sabbath

Document Type

Journal Article

Role

author

Standard Number

0276-1114

Journal Title

Modern Judaism

Volume

31

Issue

2

First Page

142

Last Page

165

Publication Date

2011

Abstract

Heschel's account of Jewish authenticity is deeply embedded in visual models of phenomenological experience. His portrayal of sabbatical time as a revelatory moment of the ineffable requires a visual practice in which Jews unlearn consumerist forms of gazing at objects in space. To experience the Sabbath as authentically Jewish, Heschel argues here, Jews must see things differently. In this sense, authenticity is a practice furthered by visual knowledge. --author-supplied description

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