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From the March 1946 issue

Rehovot Is there any hope of establishing a pattern of government and of living in Palestine on which a peaceful existence can be based? During all of...

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...

What do American veterans think of the rest of the world? On this question the experts split all the way from Smith, who knows that...

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...

To the Editor: I am happy to say that COMMENTARY is a Jewish review everyone with inclination to clear and independent thinking had strongly missed before. Let...

When I was sixteen my father became convinced he would never make his fortune as a milkman and decided to give the free enterprise system...

Every time I cross the Brooklyn Bridge at night and see the huge electric sign of the Jewish Daily Forward, my spirits rise. Let the...

To the Editor: “Will Nuremberg Serve Justice?” by Milton R. Konvitz in the January COMMENTARY is an amazing revelation of how far legal minds can remove...

Right Honorable Grand President, honorable Presidents, dear Brothers: Thank you for the honor you have done me today. You know why I cannot answer in my...

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...

To the Editor: It is certainly no understatement to say that the Morgan case has in no way contributed to the enhancement of the effect of...

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...

To the Editor: Mr. Lipkowitz seems to think that the Nuremberg trial is taking place so that we may in the future have law-enforcement machinery with...

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...

“Grass Roots” for Big Cities Reveille For Radicals. by Saul D. Alinsky. Chicago, University of Chicago Press. 228 pp. $2.50. Chicago’s “back-of-the-yards” district is a smoky, sprawling area where...

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...

A new political phenomenon burst upon the scene of Middle Eastern politics just about one year ago—the Arab League. Disparaged as a tool of the...

This article is the fourth in a series which aims to bring to bear the minds of a number of leading men of thought in...

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...

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...

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...

The American people are today aroused as never before to the dangers—and the dollars-and-cents-cost—of racial and religious prejudice. The recent successful filibuster by a handful...

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...

It may seem a far cry from shooting dice or playing chess to predicting how a battle between great economic combines will work out. Yet...

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...
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March 1946