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Martin Buber

Martin Buber was born in Austria in 1878. Though Jewish, he quit participating in the Jewish religious practices at a young age, opting to believe in a less legalistic modernization of the religion and culture. Buber founded the monthly Der Jude ("The Jew") in 1916 and became an educator, eventually becoming a director for Jewish adult education, despite living in Nazi Germany. In 1938, the Nazi secret police forbade his teachings and Buber moved to Jerusalem where he continued his career in...See more