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Land of Two Peoples Martin Buber on Jews and Arabs

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ISBN-10: 0226078027

ISBN-13: 9780226078021

Edition: 2nd 2005

Authors: Martin Buber, Paul Mendes-Flohr, Martin Buber

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Theologian, philosopher, and political radical, Martin Buber (1878� 61965) was actively committed to a fundamental economic and political reconstruction of society as well as the pursuit of international peace. In his voluminous writings on Arab-Jewish relations in Palestine, Buber united his religious and philosophical teachings with his politics, which he felt were essential to a life of public dialogue and service to God. Collected in "A "Land of Two Peoples are the private and open letters, addresses, and essays in which Buber advocated binationalism as a solution to the conflict in the Middle East. A committed Zionist, Buber steadfastly articulated the moral necessity for…    
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 2/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 342
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Martin Buber was born in Vienna, the son of Solomon Buber, a scholar of Midrashic and medieval literature. Martin Buber studied at the universities of Vienna, Leipzig, Zurich, and Berlin, under Wilhelm Dilthey and Georg Simmel. As a young student, he joined the Zionist movement, advocating the renewal of Jewish culture as opposed to Theodor Herzl's political Zionism. At age 26 he became interested in Hasidic thought and translated the tales of Nahman of Bratslav. Hasidism had a profound impact on Buber's thought. He credited it as being the inspiration for his theories of spirituality, community, and dialogue. Buber is responsible for bringing Hasidism to the attention of young German…    

A state of cannons, flags, and military decorations? : February 1918
Toward the decision : March 1919
At this late hour : April 1920
Nationalism : September 1921
A proposed resolution on the Arab question : September 1921
Resolution on the Arab question of the twelfth Zionist Congress : September 1921
Notes from the congress concerning Zionist policy : October 1921
Sidelights : April 1922
Responsa on Zionist policy : September 1922
Brith shalom : 1925
Soul-searching : April 1926
No more declarations : August 1929
The national home and national policy in Palestine : October 1929
The Wailing Wall : October 1929
Hans Kohn : "Zionism is just Judaism" : November 1929
And if not now, when? : July 1932
Mohandas K. Gandhi : the Jews : November 1938
A letter to Gandhi : February 1939
Keep faith! : July 1938
Our pseudo-Samsons : June 1939
And today? : March 1939
Concerning our politics : August 1939
False prophets : spring 1940
Let us avoid provocations! : 3 March 1940
The Ichud : September 1942
In the days of silence : 1943
Do not believe it! : June 1944
Nathan Rotenstreich : I believed - too hastily? : August 1944
An additional clarification : a reply to Nathan Rotenstreich : August 1944
Dialogue on the Biltmore program : October 1944
A majority or many? : a postscript to a speech : May 1944
Politics and morality : April 1945
Our reply : September 1945
The meaning of Zionism : March 1946
A tragic conflict? : May 1946
It is not sufficient! : July 1946
A plea for clemency : August 1946
Two peoples in Palestine : June 1947
Can the deadlock be broken? : July 1947
The bi-national approach to Zionism : 1947
Let us not allow the rabble to rule us! : January 1948
A fundamental error which must be corrected : April 1948
Zionism and "Zionism" : May 1948
On the assassination of Count Bernadotte : September 1948
Let us make an end to falsities! : October 1948
Gideon Freudenberg : war and peace : an open letter to Martin Buber : December 1948
Facts and demands : a reply to Gideon Freudenberg : circa January 1949
On the moral character of the state of Israel : a debate with David Ben-Gurion : March 1949
Should the Ichud accept the decree of history? : spring 1949
The children of Amos : April 1949
"Preface" to a projected volume on Arab-Jewish rapprochement : circa 1950
A protest against expropriation of Arab lands : March 1953
We need the Arabs, they need us! : January 1954
Instead of polemics : November 1956
An outrage : November 1956
Socialism and peace : 1956
Active neutralism : October 1957
Letters from Arabs to Buber : 1958-1965
Memorandum on the military government : February 1958
Israel and the command of the spirit : April 1958
Letter to Ben-Gurion on the Arab refugees : October 1961
Ben-Gurion and Israel's Arabs : January 1962
We must grant the Arabs truly equal rights : January 1962
On the development of the Galilee : an exchange between Buber and Levi Eshkol : October 1964
The time to try : February 1965
Buber's legacy : 1993