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Cecil Roth

Cecil Roth

The Study of what may most conveniently be termed Jewish art (though in some cases it is not Jewish, and in some it is not...

Union of American Hebrew Congregations. 276 pp. $10.00.   The most important thing is that people are now beginning to think in terms of synagogue art. For...

The traditional Jewish Seder service on Passover eve begins on a note of expectancy and exhilaration. All kinds of exciting things happen to keep childish...

The antique market is booming: and as one who purchased his collection long since, and in any case is in no position to purchase anything...

Until a very short while ago, the origin of the Dead Sea Scrolls seemed destined to remain one of the insoluble mysteries of history—at least...

In his article last June, Cecil Roth, the eminent Oxford historian of the Jews, described “The Jewish Revolt Against Rome.” He now reinterprets one of...

Long familiar to COMMENTARY readers for his special historical investigations, Cecil Roth here offers a fresh analysis of the Jewish revolt of 66-70 C.E. _____________     The...

The spirited discussion that has been going on during the past ten years regarding the historical background and implications of the Dead Sea Scrolls—with the...

I imagine that I must own one of the most preposterous collections of miscellaneous Jewish junk to be found anywhere in the world today in...

Tercentenaries are in fashion. Hardly had the excitement of the American Jewish Tercentennial celebration died away, when Anglo-Jewry began its own more modest program, which...

The competitive rivalry between Ashkenazi and Sephardi, while more ancient than that between Litvak and Galitzianer, is of the same character: an attempt among Jews...

For some months now preparations have been busily going forward for the celebration of the Tercentenary of Jewish settlement in America, which formally begins in...