On September 26, 1945 Richard Beer-Hofmann’s princely life came to a close, fittingly enough, on the verge of patriarchal old age. It can be said of...

The Dilemma The historical fact upon which hung the Jewish interest as well as every other specific interest in the world was the sharpening conflict between...

Yiddish Poetry in America Hemshekh: Antologie Fun Amerikaner-Yiddisher Dikhtung. (“Continuity: Anthology of American Yiddish Poetry.”) by Moshe Starkman. New York, “Hemshekh,” 1945. 432 pp. $3,00. The most comprehensive anthology...

Puritan into Democrat Puritanism and Democracy. by Ralph Barton Perry. New York, Vanguard Press, 1944. 687 pp. $5.00. Judged from the vantage point of any single discipline, Ralph Barton...

Wasteland’s New Priests Wastelend. by Jo Sinclair. New York, Harper and Brothers, 1946. 321 pp. $2.50. This $10,000 prize-winning novel is an epistle to the Jews who are poor...

In 1941 the Deutsche Schachzeitung, the official German chess publication, printed a series of articles which dealt harshly with what was described as the “Jewish...

Jewish Vital Statistics The Rise of the Jew in the Western World. A Social And Economic History of the jewish people of Europe. by Uriah Zevi Engelman...

A Judeo-Christian Civilization? One Destiny: An Epistle To The Christians. by Sholem Asch. New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1945. 88 pp. $1.50. One of the most dangerous features...

Bucharest My Interview with Father Constantin Burducea Minister of Religion, was very gratifying. He looked most venerable, a proper shepherd of the varied Rumanian cults, in his...

Nothing could be more difficult for the modern mind to grasp than the reality of Hasidism—the mystical movement that flourished in Poland in the 18th...

To the Editor: In the last number of COMMENTARY, Dr. Theodor H. Gaster reviews the Sabbath Prayer Book, published by the Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation. May I...

The essay below, which forms the introduction to Dubnow’s Universal History and appears in its first volume, was written some time in the twenties. It...