Religion: I & Thou

The visiting philosopher walked into a New York barbershop, sat down in a chair, and, while the scissors clicked away, he closed his eyes, deep in thought. Before he realized what was happening, most of his thick, long beard was gone. The philosopher was Martin Buber, the world's leading Jewish thinker. Today Buber's beard has grown back to its full splendor, and he once more looks like what he is: a modern Jewish patriarch.

Vienna-born Martin Buber, 77, lives in Jerusalem, where he taught philosophy at the Hebrew University from 1938 until his retirement...

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