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From the January 1946 issue

This COMMENTARY by the late Adolph S. Oko on Waldo Frank’s book on the problem of the modem American Jew is, like many Jewish commentaries...

No More Apologies All God’s Children: A Jew Speaks. by Armond E. Cohen. New York, The Macmillan Co., 1945. 104 pp. $1.50. Rabbi Cohen writes a series of “open...

This astonishingly modern essay was delivered in the form of a lecture, in Berlin in January 1869, by Hermann Cohen, considered by many the foremost...

Tel-Aviv It took a full week for even the Jerusalem population to realize that wounding fifty-one people by shooting into a crowd and by subsequent sniping...

Jerusalem Ve-day was not celebrated in Palestine with the enthusiasm we all expected it would be a few years ago. As in many other countries, the...

To the Editor: In his review of A. M. Klein’s “Poems” in the November issue of COMMENTARY, Mr. Randall Jarrell rakes two and a half pages...

The Commission for the Promotion of Human Rights is a possible device for releasing the atomic energy of international law. International law has developed under a...

It is an ungrateful task to throw cold water on a lofty ideal, one that expresses the best in persons of fine instincts. It is...

The development of effective international machinery for the protection of human rights is a continuing concern of COMMENTARY. Those who support this movement are now...

We Were a team of six—four enlisted men and two officers. All of us were foreign born, all were now Americans, though none of long...

Shall Germany be Ruralized? Germany is Our Problem. by Henry Morgenthau, jr. New York, Harper & Bros., 1945. 239 pp. $2.00. Shortly after Hitler’s rise to power prominent Nazi...

Budapest When the Navy Day party was breaking up, Major General Key, chief of our military mission here, invited a few of us along with him...

Frontier or Frontiers? Jewish Frontier Anthology. New York Jewish Frontier Association, Inc., 1945. 565 Pp. $2.00. The Jewish Frontier, now in its eleventh year, is the intellectual organ...

For Publication Only Jewish Youth At War: Letters From American Soldiers. by Isaac E. Rontch. New York, Marsten Press, 1945. 304 pp. $3.00. A Collection of letters of Jewish...

Capturing the Prophets Meet Amos and Hosea: The Prophets of Israel. by Rolland Emerson Wolfe. New York, Harper & Bros., 1945. 180 pp. $2.00. Here is a volume prepared...

Rhymes for a Reason Mother Goose Rhymes For Jewish Children. by Sara G. Levy. New York, Bloch Publishing Co., 1945. 61 pp. $1.25. Nothing is simple any more, once...

The lights came on in the post theatre and released him suddenly from the wonderful civilian world on the screen. He headed for the left...

To the Editor: As a charter subscriber to the Contemporary Jewish Record and one of the 2,267 people who answered your questionnaire I want to express...

To the Editor: Dr. Mordecai M. Kaplan’s “The Truth About Reconstructionism“ in the December issue fails to meet the difficulties of the Reconstructionist position to which...

This series, initiated last month by Reinhold Niebuhr’s article, “Can Civilization Survive Technics?” aims to bring to bear the minds of a number of leading...

The Balance Sheet The British Empire was dying and throughout the world Britain and its wards were acting out the last few scenes of an inexorable...

This month, “The Study Of Man,” COMMENTARY’s review of new thought and research in the social sciences, is given over to a full-length report and...

The Too Ambitious Reporter Twilight Bar. by Arthur Koestler. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1945. 104 pp. $2.00. The Yogi and the Commissar. by Arthur Koestler. New York, The Macmillan Company,...

Always the Balkans Trouble Zone. by Leon Dennen. New York, Chicago, Ziff—Davis Publishing Co., 1945. 173 pp. $1.50. Leon Dennen spent nine months in 1944 in the Near East...

In an autobiographical sketch, written in 1904, Saul Tschernichowsky wrote of his ancestors: “And so I begin with the mythology of our family, which is...

To the Editor: I pat myself on the back, that to your inquiry whether I would like a Jewish magazine like COMMENTARY I said yes. I read...

The greatest trial of all time is taking place in our own day—at Nuremberg. It will certainly overshadow the Dreyfus Affair, the Sacco-Vanzetti case and...
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January 1946