The way of man according to the teachings of Hasidism

by Martin Buber

Other authorsMaurice S. Friedman (Foreword)
Pamphlet, 1959



Call number

CP 106


Wallingford, Pa. : Pendle Hill, [1959]

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LibraryThing member QuakerReviews
In short commentaries on Hasidic tales, Buber gives an interpretation of Hasidism and his own distilled wisdom. This extraordinary pamphlet is both readable and profound.
Hasidism is a mysticism that hallows community and everyday life rather than withdraws from it, in favor of joy that can transform and redirect "alien thought." Despair is worse even than sin. Hasidism stresses piety and fervor more than intellectual subtleties. The task of every man is to affirm for God's sake the world and himself, and by this means to transform them both.… (more)
LibraryThing member jasonpreyes
A small book, being only 33 pages. What it lacks in length, it more than makes up in weight. Very rich content, with the Hasidic ability to penetrate at many levels of the soul.


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Pendle Hill Pamphlet 106

Call number

CP 106


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