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Man Is Not Alone, Abraham Joshua Heschel (1951)

A classic of 20th-century theology

Liel Leibovitz
September 17, 2013

“Words expire when uttered,” wrote Heschel, “and faith is like the silence that draws lovers near, like a breath that shares in the wind.” That bit about lovers is not incidental: The book is seductive, a quietly revolutionary treatise that argues for replacing oneself with God in an act of intimate revelation.

Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.

Liel Leibovitz is editor-at-large for Tablet Magazine and a host of its weekly culture podcast Unorthodox and daily Talmud podcast Take One. He is the editor of Zionism: The Tablet Guide.