Book Report on The Ten Rungs by Martin Buber.

Written by Patrick Aleph. For personal study only. Download the PDF by clicking here.

The Ten Rungs

The Ten Rungs by Martin Buber is a collection of Hassidic tales.  In this school paper from Rabbinical Student Patrick Aleph, we discuss Jewish Panentheism, what it really means to “destroy the ego”, and what proper intent really is.

Holy Imperfection: Judaism and Mental Health

Does the Jewish tradition have anything to say about self-help? Is the stereotype of the neurotic Jew a good thing? Using classical texts as well as Martin Buber’s The Ten Rugs, we explore the idea of human perfection, mental illness and ultimately, how to be a more fulfilled person