Paul Mendes-Flohr is editor-in-chief of the twenty-two-volume German critical edition of the collected works of Martin Buber and the author of German Jews: A Dual Identity. He is professor emeritus of the Divinity School, University of Chicago, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
"Mendes-Flohr. . . . traces the historical path that led Buber from
Europe to Israel, and, throughout his engrossing narrative, tracks
Buber's intellectual journey, one that made him both a revered
figure and a controversial one."-Benjamin Balint, Wall Street
"Martin Buber was a great and hugely complicated man: philosopher, activist, he engaged throughout his career in a committed search for a modern Judaism that would remain in touch with the beauty, complexity, and tragedy of everyday life. Paul Mendes-Flohr's superb biography captures the depth and many-sidedness of Buber's life and work. It is a great gift for all who already care about Buber, and for many who have yet to make his acquaintance."-Martha C. Nussbaum, The University of Chicago
"This exquisite biography presents the best account to date of the life and work of one of the most distinguished modern Jewish thinkers and provides a panoramic view of the rich intellectual and cultural life of German Jewry."-Amir Eshel, Stanford University