June 13: Martin Buber

Theologian and social philosopher Martin Buber died in Jerusalem on this date in 1965. He was a socialist Zionist who actively supported the formation of a binational state in Palestine, where he settled after leaving Nazi Germany in 1938. Before his departure, Buber worked with Franz Rosenzweig on an innovative German translation of the Hebrew […]

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Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972)

by Yankl Stillman Last year marked the hundredth anniversary of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel’s birth and the 35th yortsayt of his untimely death. For Jewish secularists, his meaning lies in his deep involvement and eloquent statements on the passionate issues of his day, which are similar to the passionate issues of our day: race and […]

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A Conversation with Daniel Libeskind

by Stephen Yablon DANIEL LIBESKIND BECAME A HOUSEHOLD NAME last year when he won the competition for the World Trade Center Design Study, but he was already a tremendously influential figure in architecture and urban design. Libeskind designed the Jewish Museum Berlin, which opened to wide acclaim in September, 2001, and has been celebrated and […]

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