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From the April 1947 issue

To the Editor: The basic disagreement between your correspondents and myself about my review of Gentleman’s Agreement is, I think, a significant one, involving more than...

Rabbi Simone (Simhah) ben Isaac Luzzatto (1583–1663), early member of a noted Italian Jewish family that was to produce many a distinguished figure after him,...

Henry Steig has been at various times a jazz musician, a cartoonist, a lifeguard, a toolmaker, a photographer, and a teacher of arts and crafts,...

If, as Sidney Hook wrote recently, the two great semantic beacons of our time are the terms “transition” and “crisis,” then a third term is...

To the Editor: I wish to express my appreciation to you for printing the article by Professor Paul Weiss [“The True, the Good, and the Jew”]...

To the Editor: I did not know the late Adolph Ochs intimately, but I knew him well enough to be able to characterize Louis Berg’s appraisal...

Can Anti-Semitism be Outlawed? An International Convention Against Anti-Semitism. by Mark Vishniak. New York, Research Institute of the Jewish Labor Committee, 1946. 135 pp. $2.50.   This book by Mark...

Meyer Levin, the novelist, here uses the dollars-and-cents figures of an actual budget to make us see the scale of human relationships and values of...

Yehoash (Solomon Bloomgarden—1870—1927) is well known as a modern Yiddish poet. The present poem was published in the Zukunft in 1927 (after the author’s death)...

To the Editor: The man who reviewed The Plotters is intellectually dishonest. He is dishonest because after seeking to convey the completely false impression that I...

In 1772, Issachar Falkensohn Behr published his Poems of a Polish Jew in the German language in Mitau and Leipzig. Goethe took the occasion to...

History for Art’s Sake King Jesus. by Robert Graves. New York, Creative Age Press, 1946. 424 pp. $3.00.   Robert Graves himself notes that “many of the historical assumptions made...

Isaac Nedinsky began to help his father on the family’s little mud-farm in Poland when he was fifteen years old. For many years he worked...

The Heritage of the East Side Nothing is a Wonderful Thing. by Helen Wolfert. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1946. 118 pp. $2.00. There is a Jewish proverb which...

To the Editor: I want to compliment you again upon the variety and completeness of your numbers. . . . You were wise to give your...

To the Editor: Your reviewer Diana Trilling dismisses Laura Hobson’s novel, Gentleman’s Agreement, with very faint praise and much sharp condemnation, in about a one to...

Prophetic voices are again warning American Jews that their economic position spells trouble for them—especially if there is a major depression. Well-meaning neighbors (and some...

The Anglo-Saxon’s Great Failure Slave and Citizen: The Negro in the Americas. by Frank Tannenbaum. New York, Knopf, 1947. 128 pp. $2.00.   To most of us, the colonizers of...

To the Editor: I would like to write a word of appreciation of Rachel Wischnitzer-Bernstein’s most informative article on “The Problem of Synagogue Architecture.” As one who...

In many quarters, Henry A. Wallace is regarded as the most important political leader and ideologist that American liberals possess, and the possible head of...

Genius and Madness The Mind and Death of a Genius. by David Abrahamsen. New York, Columbia University Press, 1946. 228 pp. $3.00.   Otto Weininger, the subject of this biographical...

In this regular department, Sidney Hertzberg seeks to provide an objective and unpartisan monthly report of Jewish affairs in their relationship to world events. He...

The Republican party, which holds the majority in the 80th Congress, has pledged itself to pass a permanent FEPC law outlawing the practice of discrimination...

This autobiographical footnote to history brightly illuminates the process by which the principle of national self-determination, after World War I, tore apart the fabric of...

Stephen Spender, the well-known English poet, is among those intellectuals who seek to play an active part in efforts to meet the problems that face...

The Jewish Historical Sense Yivo Annual of Jewish Social Science. Volume I. New York, Yiddish Scientific Institute—Yivo, 1946. 319 pp.   The activities of the Yiddish Scientific Institute have...
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April 1947