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The Lost Synthesis?

From the February 1995 Print Edition

Passage to Modernity: An Essay in the Hermeneutics of Nature and Culture. By Louis Dupre. Yale University Press. 320 pp. $32.50 Professor Dupre has written a challenging and stimulating book, a work that is serious in the best sense of the word both because of what he investigates and the . . . . Continue Reading »

Buber Without Tears

From the March 1994 Print Edition

The Letters of Martin Buber: A Life of Dialogue edited by nahum n. glatzer and paul mendes-flohr translated by richard and clara winston and harry zohn schocken books, 722 pages, $45 If a poll were conducted today to ascertain who is regarded to be the preeminent Jewish thinker of this century, . . . . Continue Reading »

Letter from Jerusalem

From the June/July 1992 Print Edition

To come to Jerusalem from Paris, or even Tel Aviv, is to succumb to the uncanny feeling that one has left the center of the West, or even its periphery, and delved into what used to be called the mysterious East. In part this is owing to the bar of the Sonesta Hotel, where I’m staying, while . . . . Continue Reading »