Posted by: Ken Brown | October 29, 2009

Martin Buber on Judaism and Christianity

Quoted by Elie Wiesel, All Rivers Run to the Sea (pgs. 354-55); I read it in Walter Brueggemann’s Theology of the Old Testament (pg. 403 n. 6):

What is the difference between Jews and Christians? We all await the Messiah. You believe He has already come and gone, while we do not. I therefore propose that we await Him together. And when He appears, we can ask Him: “Were you here before?”… And I hope that at that moment I will be close enough to whisper in his ear, “For the love of heaven, don’t answer.”


  1. … indicating that Buber feared that he already knew the truth, but did not want to know it.

  2. Hilarious! Thanks!

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