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From the November 1945 issue

Can Jewish life in this country attain that vitality of function, that variety of content, that integrity and distinctiveness of pattern, and that degree of...

And the offering of Judah and Jerusalem shall be a delight unto the Lord, as in days of old, as in ancient years. With this ending...

Hitler has been off the scene less than a year, yet already it is difficult to believe that this flagrant little paranoid could have dominated...

It is traditional to begin a new magazine with brave declarations. If we do not, we trust we shall be forgiven. We begin at a moment...

Cedars of Lebanon XVI On Being A Jewish Person by Franz Rosenzweig The state of the world today may force us to postpone many desirable things, not for a...

The Question Dodged Felix Mendelssohn: Letters. by G. Selden-Goth. New York, Pantheon Books Inc., 1945. 373 pp. $2.50. Felix Mendelssohn’s music in recent years has assumed an importance far...

On August 11, 1944, on a road somewhere near Vire, France, a fragmentation bomb dropped from a German plane exploded beside Chaplain Rabbi Irving Tepper...

The current drive for human rights began to gather strength in the early days of World War II. It was allied with the drive for...

These are not Psalms Poems. by A. M. Klein. Philadelphia, The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1944. 82 pp. $2.00. Mr. Klein’s poems are academic, semi-religious verse about (1)...

Last of the Red-Hot Mammas Some of These Days. by Sophie Tucker. Garden City, Doubleday, Doran and Co., 1945. 309 pp. $2.50. For the title of her autobiography, Sophie...

Better than King James The Bible and the Common Reader. by Mary Ellen Chase. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1944. 315 pp. $2.50. The object of this book is...

London The Labor Party’s victory was overwhelming. It has a clear majority of more than 150 seats over all other parties combined, while the Conservatives and...

Another season is beginning on Broadway; shows are racing one another to town; playwrights’ names, actors’ names, producers’ names are being flung about as synonyms...

The Balance Sheet In the summer of 1945, history was closing old chapters with explosive finality and opening new ones with a flourish. Benito Mussolini was lynched,...

Racialism in Reverse The Moral Conquest of Germany. by Emil Ludwig. Garden City, Doubleday, Doran and Co., 1945. 183 pp. $2.00. The first ninety-six pages of this book ought...

Although the blackout is slowly lifting from the areas where once flourished the largest centers of Jewish life in Europe, only fragmentary reports concerning the...

"I am not able to write to order,” Miss Lazarus wrote to the ex-Secretary of State. He had requested a poetic contribution to the Statue...

Social scientists can no longer be reproached for busying themselves with theoretical issues while ignoring the major problems confronting mankind. The ivory towers now stand...

The Creation of an Identity The Tables of the Law. by Thomas Mann. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1945. 63 pp. $2.50. Joseph was the last of the Fathers,...

Pessimism With A Purpose Vohin Gehen Mir? (“Where Are We Going? Jewish Migration, Past and Present.”) by Jacob Lestchinsky. New York, Jewish National Workers’ Alliance, 1944. 135 pp....
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November 1945