Awaiting God (Fresh Wind Press) combines a fresh translation (by Weil scholar, Brad Jersak) of Simone Weil’s Waiting for God and Letter to a Priest (Attente de Dieu and Lettre un Religieux) in one volume. These works are considered Weil’s primary essays and letters.
In addition, Simone Weil’s niece has contributed an introductory article entitled, Simone Weil and the Rabbi’s: Compassion and Tsedekah, which puts Weil’s relationship with Jewish thought into perspective. She includes source material from the Rabbis that put Weil (however reluctantly) in line with rabbinical thought throughout her major themes.
The book is the ideal English introduction to the works and thought of Simone Weil, including important preface material (by Jersak) on how to read her work, as well as her relationship to Roman Catholicism and Judaism
Table of Contents
• Translator's Preface • Introduction by Sylvie Weil Part 1 — Essays 1. Reflections on the Right Use of School Studies in View of the Love of God 2. The Love of God and Affliction 3. Forms of the Implicit Love of God a. Love of Neighbor b. Love of the Order of the World c. Love of Religious Practices d. Friendship e. Implicit and Explicit Love 4. Concerning the Our Father Part 2 — Letters • Preface to her letters: Weil on Catholicism and Judaism 5. Hesitations Prior to Baptism 6. Hesitations Prior to Baptism 7. Departure from France 8. Spiritual Autobiography 9. Intellectual Vocation 10. Last Thoughts 11. Letter to a Priest4 Recommendations