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From the August 1946 issue

Is There a Jewish Art? A History Or Jewish Art. by Franz Landsberger. Cincinnati, Union of Hebrew Congregations, 1946. 369 pp. “Is there such a thing as Jewish art?”...

The Jews of Poland are on the march. Thousands are stampeding in caravans and trucks across the mountain passes into Czechoslovakia, through Austria, and into...

The short essays and notes printed below—for the first time in English—are taken from a small selection of Koigen’s Jewish writings that Schocken Verlag published...

To the Editor: It is always difficult for an author to comment on reviews of his own works, but I found COMMENTARY’S view of The Lance...

To the Editor: In connection with Mr. Glazer’s sympathetic and painstaking study of the problem of applied social science, your readers may be interested to learn...

After three army years, two in Europe, within six days after docking I was home—eager to plunge into the difficulties of which we were assured,...

Did Germany Try Democracy? Germany Tried Democracy. by S. William Halperin. New York, Crowell, 1946. 567 pp. $3.75. Professor Halperin deals very sparingly with democracy as it was experienced...

Films saturated with terror and sadism have issued from Hollywood in such numbers recently as to become commonplace. The trend undoubtedly had its source in...

London The situation here in London is as tense as it is confusing. Anglo-Jewry is intensely shocked at the recent events in Palestine. And its grief...

To the Editor: Perhaps Prince Hubertus has managed in his book, The German in History, to present a good case for the traditional Christian tolerance towards...

The question of whether the world can overcome nationalism and learn to think in supra-national terms concerns all of humanity and not only Jews. But...

To the Editor: I think Mr. Glazer in his article “Government by Manipulation” uses a lot of long sentences and much involved thinking and writing to...

To the Editor: Milton R. Konvitz’s discussion of the present threats to the traditional separation of church and state, and to the guarantee of religious freedom,...

Human Values On The Nature of Value: The Philosophy of Samuel Alexander. by Milton R. Konvitz. New York, King’s Crown Press, 1946. 128 pages. $2.00. It is good to...

Can Palestine Be Self-Supporting? Palestine: Problem and Promise. An Economic Study. by Robert R. Nathan, Oscar Gass, Donald Creamer. Washington, D. C., Public Affairs Press, 1946. 675 pp....

Of Fathers and Sons Passage from Home. By Isaac Rosenfeld. New York, Dial Press, 1946. 280 pp. $2.50. One approaches with some scepticism a novel written by a young...

The racial policies of American unions vary from the outright exclusion of some minority groups to their complete acceptance, with all the rights and privileges...

Emma Richter had liked him from the beginning of the night-school term. Michels, submitting to the inevitable, blamed it on his deceptively youthful manner as...

To the Editor: Essentially the problem Mr. Glazer raises concerning the application of social science to human affairs is a moral one. I believe that all...

One of Sholom Aleichem’s plays is called “It’s Hard To Be A Jew.” When Solomon Rabinowitz made his first appearance as a writer, it was...

Fruit of the goodly tree, leaves of the palm tree, Branch of the myrtle, and willows of the stream,— God of every fearful hour, In this forest of...

Introduction When the Buchenwald concentration camp was freed by the American Army on April 11, 1945, some of the Jewish survivors formed themselves into a group...

The Peacemakers When four men met at Munich in 1938, one of them returned home to proclaim that they had achieved “peace in our time.” It...

To the Editor: I would in general hardly think of answering even the most surprising critical statements, but I must frankly admit that I was rather...

To the Editor: There can be no question of the urgent importance of the issues Mr. Glazer raises in his article “Government by Manipulation” in the...

Historical literature dealing with the immigrant and the “ethnic” group in American life is voluminous. But from the beginning it has been largely the monopoly...

Anti-Pragmatic Liberal Values for Survival. by Lewis Mumford. New York, Harcourt Brace, 1946. 314 pp. $3.00. This book, a collection of articles (some of which appeared in the liberal...
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August 1946