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Heruth: On Youth and Religion (1919)

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Among all the problems of present-day Jewish life, that of youth’s attitude toward religion is probably most in need of elucidation. But, one may ask, does youth really have a special religious problem? Is youth, as such, concerned with religion at all?

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“God’s writing engraved on the tablets” read not haruth (engraved) but heruth (freedom).

—Sayings of the Fathers 6, 2

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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Biemann, A.D. (2002). Heruth: On Youth and Religion (1919). In: Biemann, A.D. (eds) The Martin Buber Reader. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-137-07671-7_13

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