From Rabbi Baeck
To the Editor:
. . . I feel I must write you, too, some words about COMMENTARY. In my opinion COMMENTARY is already, and I think will remain, one of the finest reviews I have ever come to know; a genuine one. To my mind it might well become one of the centers and focuses for a revival of Jewish learning and a renaissance of Jewish thought, and it might act as a creative and attractive center for seeking young minds and among them for those, too, who so far today do not yet tend to occupy themselves with the Jewish way of thought and life. One of the important forward steps would be that it would not consider its field limited to discussion of specific Jewish problems but would take as its area of interest all matters which deeply concern the life of the individual human being and of mankind as a whole. The Jewish spirit can well fulfill itself by a frank interplay between the determined Jewish thought and mind, and the thought and mind of other peoples all over the world. COMMENTARY could become a forum, a place of discussion, of thesis and antithesis, taking responsibility and obligation at this time, when a great part of hegemony is passing from Europe to America.
My best wishes are with you and your magazine.
(Rabbi) Leo S. Baeck