By Martin Buber
Buber poetically translates the critical facets of Hasidic lifestyles, deals a variety of sayings from Baal-Shem-Tov, and movingly recounts his own route to Hasidism.
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That Zionism seized me and that I was newly vowed to Judaism was, I repeat, only the first step. The acknowledgment of the nation does not by itself transform the Jewish man; he can be just as poor in soul with it as without it, even if, of course, not so rootless as without it. But to him to whom it is not a satiating but a soaring, not an entering into the harbor but a setting out on to the open sea--to him it can indeed lead to transformation. Thus it happened to me. I professed Judaism before I really knew it.
About that I can give you no information," I answered. " But then M. " This humorous and meaningful occurrence, which apparently has nothing to do with Hasidism, -66 afforded me, nonetheless, a new and significant insight into it. As a child, I had received an image of the zaddik and through the sullied reality had glimpsed the pure idea, the idea of the genuine leader of a genuine community. Between youth and manhood this idea had arisen in me through knowledge of Hasidic teaching as that of the perfected man who realizes God in the world.
Ancient past, farthest future were here, lost, longed for, returned. The palace of the rebbe, in its showy splendor, repelled me. The prayer house of the Hasidim with its enraptured worshippers seemed strange to me. " At that time there rose in me a presentiment of the fact that common reverence and common joy of soul are the foundations of genuine human community. In boyhood this early presentiment began to slip away from me into the unconscious. I now spent the summers in another province and was finally close to forgetting the Hasidic impressions of my childhood.
Hasidism and Modern Man by Martin Buber