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David Daiches

David Daiches

In the Tradition A Feast of History: Passover Through the Ages as a Key to Jewish Experience. by Chaim Raphael. Simon & Schuster. 250 pp. Illustrated. $12.50. “These must...

“The English translation of the Bible,” remarked the 17-century antiquary John Selden, “is the best translation in the world, and renders the sense of the...

The Rabbi & The Rebbes 9½ Mystics: The Kabbala Today. by Herbert Weiner. Holt, Rinehart & Winston. 310 pp. $5.95. This is an engaging book. It is the story...

Let me begin with three quotations. One is from Marvin Pope's introduction to his edition of the Book of Job in the Anchor Bible: “The...

Jews & Greeks Four Strange Books of the Bible: Jonah, Daniel, Koheleth, Esther. by Elias Bickerman. Schocken. 240 pp. $7.50. “As a classical scholar,” writes Dr. Bickerman in his...

Midrash The Walls of Jerusalem: An Excursion Into Jewish History. by Chaim Raphael. Knopf. 230 pp. $6.95. Chaim Raphael, it might almost be said, has invented a new genre...

Eminent Historian Gleanings: Essays in Jewish History, Letters, and Art. by Cecil Roth. Hermon Press for Bloch Publishing Company, 321 pp. $7.95. Many years ago, when I was a...

Symbolic Dimensions The Carpenter Years. by Arthur A. Cohen. New American Library. 151 pp. $4.50. Edgar Morrison is director of the YMCA in Langham, Pennsylvania, a WASP among WASPs....

The Golden Age Hebrew Poems From Spain. Introduction, Translation, and Notes by David Goldstein. Schocken Books. 176 pp. $5.95 The flowering of Hebrew poetry in Spain in the two...

Dialogue? The star and the cross: essays on jewish-christian relations. by Mother Katherine Hargrove, R.S.C.J. The Bruce Publishing Co. 318 pp. $6.75. Jesus was the last of the Jewish...

Divine Justice The Book of God and Man: A Study of the Book of Job. by Robert Gordis. The University of Chicago Press. 389 pp. $8.50. The book of...

“After Such Knowledge . . .” Les Portes De La Forêt. by Elie Wiesel. Editions du Seuil (Paris). “Do you know what laughter is? I'll tell you. It's God's...