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On Jewish Music: Past and Present (review)

On Jewish Music: Past and Present (review) who were precious to him, including many students from different parts of the world. One of his last, most devoted students was Jacob Teshima, a Christian from Japan, who translated God in Search of Man into Japanese. Kaplan speaks of many of Heschel's friends, including Hillel Bavli, his colleague at the Jewish Theological Seminary. In a memorial to Bavli Heschel wrote: Whenever I stood in his presence, I felt ennobled. My heart was never empty when I left him. . . . He was blessed with a gift which few men possess: the marvel of presence. . . . It was easy to revere him, because he was endowed with the power to revere. It was possible for a great many human beings to love Hillel Bavli, because one Hillel Bavli had the power to love many human beings. He was always ready to honor a colleague, always ready to encourage a student. I was privileged to be a student of both Hillel Bavli and Heschel and feel strongly that what Heschel said of Bavli could also be said of Heschel himself. Many Jews today see Heschel as the saint of our generation, and many Christian thinkers continue http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies Purdue University Press

On Jewish Music: Past and Present (review)

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Abstract

who were precious to him, including many students from different parts of the world. One of his last, most devoted students was Jacob Teshima, a Christian from Japan, who translated God in Search of Man into Japanese. Kaplan speaks of many of Heschel's friends, including Hillel Bavli, his colleague at the Jewish Theological Seminary. In a memorial to Bavli Heschel wrote: Whenever I stood in his presence, I felt ennobled. My heart was never empty when I left him. . . . He was blessed with a gift which few men possess: the marvel of presence. . . . It was easy to revere him, because he was endowed with the power to revere. It was possible for a great many human beings to love Hillel Bavli, because one Hillel Bavli had the power to love many human beings. He was always ready to honor a colleague, always ready to encourage a student. I was privileged to be a student of both Hillel Bavli and Heschel and feel strongly that what Heschel said of Bavli could also be said of Heschel himself. Many Jews today see Heschel as the saint of our generation, and many Christian thinkers continue

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Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish StudiesPurdue University Press

Published: May 22, 2009

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