Vision and Authenticity in Heschel's The Sabbath
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
Koltun-Fromm, Ken. "Vision and Authenticity in Heschel's The Sabbath." Modern Judaism 31 (2011): 142-65.