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Jewish Religiosity (1923)

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Jewish religiosity is not, as many people think, a matter of an admittedly special dignity but an otherwise negligible moment for the so-called “solution of the Jewish question.” It is, rather, now as always, the only matter of unconditional moment for Judaism—motive power of its fate, guidepost to its destiny, a force whose upsurging blaze would restore it to new life and whose total extinction would deliver it to death. Renewal of Judaism means in reality renewal of Jewish religiosity….

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  • Jewish Question
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  • Sacrificial Offering

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From On Judaism by Martin Buber, ed. Nahum Glatzer, trans. Eva Jospe, copyright © 1967 by Schocken Books, a division of Random House, Inc. Used by permission of Schocken Books, a division of Random House, Inc.

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  1. Cf. Martin Buber: Tales of the Hasidim: The Early Masters (New York: Schocken, 1947), p. 48 (N. Glatzer).

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Biemann, A.D. (2002). Jewish Religiosity (1923). In: Biemann, A.D. (eds) The Martin Buber Reader. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-137-07671-7_12

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