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צילום: בוריס כרמי, 1962
מתוך: ארכיון בוריס כרמי, אוסף מיתר

Martin Buber (1878-1965), Jewish philosopher and scholar of Hasidism. The archive contains biographical material, philosophical writings, writings on the Bible, Hasidism, Judaism, Zionism, and the Arab-Jewish problem, material documenting his social and ideological activities and his activities connected to the Hebrew University, other people's manuscripts, correspondence, bibliographies and more.

Title Martin Buber archive.
Additional Titles כותר בעברית: ארכיון מרטין בובר.
Archive of Martin Buber.
Creation Date 1878-2008
Notes Fonds Record
Copies/עותקים: There are microfiche copies of all the correspondence.
Exhibition in Berman Hall, JNUL in 1978 to mark 100 years of Buber's birth. Catalogue available.
Citation Note ARC. Ms. Var. 350, Martin Buber archive, Archives Department, The National Library of Israel, Jerusalem.
Extent 279 numbered boxes + 40 other boxes & folders, 50 meters..
Host Item Martin Buber archive.
Language Hebrew
English
German
French
Call Number ARC. Ms. Var. 350
Former Call Number Ms. Var. 350
Level of Description Fonds Record
Copies There are microfiche copies of all the correspondence.
Biographical summary Martin Buber was a Jewish existentialist philosopher, translator and educator who was born in Vienna in 1878. In 1898 he joined the Zionist movement together with Haim Weitzmann and Berthold Feiwel, but they were opposed to Herzl's political Zionism and emphasized cultural activity instead. Buber began his lifelong study of Hasidism in 1904. Buber was active in Jewish adult education in Germany and Israel. In 1925 Buber began translating the Bible into German together with Franz Rosenzweig. After the death of Rosenzweig in 1929 and a long break, the translation was finished in 1961. In 1938 he emigrated to Palestine, where he was appointed Prof. of social philosopy at the Hebrew University. He was a member of Ihud, formerly Brit Shalom, which advocated a joint Arab-Jewish state. One of the founders of the College for Adult Education Teachers, he was also first president of the Israel Academy of Sciences, one of the founders of Mossad Bialik, editor of various political, philosophical and Zionist periodicals and active in many other cultural institutions.
Language Note The material is in German, English, Hebrew and French.
System Number 990026183870205171
Ownership history The archive was permanently deposited at the JNUL by Martin Buber's family after his death.
Links תמונת ארכיון
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