Prof. Buber Eulogized in U.S. Senate by Senator Javits

Sen. Jacob K. Javits, New York Republican, said in a Senate speech today memorializing Martin Buber that “the small flame that was the life of Martin Buber has flickered and died but the light he cast will long continue to illuminate men’s lives.”

The American press today carried long reports on Professor Buber’s death and his role as one of the most distinguished Jewish spiritual and moral leaders. The New York Times said in an editorial: “If today the ancient cold war between the faiths is being replaced by dialogue and friendly personal confrontation, much of the credit must be given to Martin Buber. It was he, with his doctrine of ‘I-Thou’ personalism, who showed the way.”

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