Shabbat shalom

This is part of the basic truth of the human world, that only It can be arranged in order. Only when things, from being our Thou, become our It, can they be co-ordinated. The Thou knows no system of co-ordination.

But now that we have come so far, it is necessary to set down the other part of the basic truth, without which this would be a useless fragment — namely, a world that is ordered is not the world-order.

Martin Buber. I and Thou. Translated by Ronald Gregor Smith. Scribner Classics, 2000 (1958). 41.

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Image: “Sabbath,” Max Weber, from Wikipedia Loves Art participant “shooting_brooklyn”, CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

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