On Judaism

On Judaism

by Martin Buber
     
 

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Edited by Nahum N. Glatzer
With a new Foreword by Rodger Kamenetz
 
“The question I put before you, as well as before myself, is the question of the meaning of Judaism for the Jews. Why do we call ourselves Jews? I want to speak to you not of an abstraction but of your own life . . . its authenticity and essence.” With these words, Martin… See more details below

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Edited by Nahum N. Glatzer
With a new Foreword by Rodger Kamenetz
 
“The question I put before you, as well as before myself, is the question of the meaning of Judaism for the Jews. Why do we call ourselves Jews? I want to speak to you not of an abstraction but of your own life . . . its authenticity and essence.” With these words, Martin Buber takes us on a journey into the heart of Judaism—its spirit, vision, and relevance to modern life.

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12 essays bring together Buber's most important articulations of his thoughts on the value and role of Judaism. It is an introduction to the essence of Judaism in its spirit, vision, and relevance to modern life.
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“To read Martin Buber is to encounter an extraordinary soul—and to rish changing your life . . . Unique, exhilarating, profound.”
—David Wolpe, author of Why Be Jewish?
 
“When as an adult I first found myself wrestling with God, Torah, and Judaism, someone handed me these essays of Martin Buber. I found them, and subsequently all of Buber’s work, speaking deeply and wisely to my life-situation, inviting me into a conversation that has continued through the quarter-century since. To anyone who is newly attracted to, or deeply involved in, Jewish renewal, I recommend them for at least a quarter-century’s worth of wonderful exploration.”
—Arthur Waskow, author of Down-to-Earth Judaism
 
“How good it is to be reminded of the richness of Martin Buber’s early thought, of his passion, of his power as a teacher, even as a prophet. This collection, with Rodger Kamenetz’s foreword, will be of great value to all concerned with the revitalization of Judaism today.”
—Jonathan Omer-man, Metivta Institute

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805203431
Publisher:
Schocken Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1988
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.35(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.70(d)

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