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From the July 1947 issue

One of the most distinguished modern scholars of Judaism in English-speaking countries, Israel Abrahams was born in London in 1858, one of three scholarly brothers...

During the early 1930s, my brother and I contributed considerably to the litter of Crotona Park. But we also satisfied a deep-seated need of several...

Crystallizing recent thinking on one of the most important themes in political science, the myths of the modern state, Hans Kohn here reports on four...

To the Editor: . . . . You will know that the academic man has constantly to fight the desire to buy another book, to subscribe...

Will Herberg wrote the widely-discussed article “From Marxism to Judaism” (COMMENTARY, January 1947), in which he analyzed the current faith of many radicals, and asserted...

The Jewish Resistance Blessed is the Match. by Marie Syrkin. Philadelphia, The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1947. 361 pp. $3.00.   Marie Syrkin has given us the first over-all...

This poem was translated from the French by Mary Guggenheim.(The figure 15,121,-277,000, which appears in the last lines of the poem, is an estimate of...

The Mind of Einstein Einstein: His Life and Times. by Philipp Frank. Translated by George Rosen. Edited and revised by Shuichi Kusaka. New York, Knopf, 1947. 310 pp....

To the Editor: Considerable comment has undoubtedly been aroused by Prof. J. M. O’Neill’s article “Church, Schools, and the Constitution,” in your June issue. As you...

When Arthur and I met Vic in 1945, soon after his election as one of the new young Labor members of Parliament, it was inevitable...

Italy today is one of the very few countries in Europe where almost no trace of anti-Semitism is to be found. The Jewish problem is...

Naturalism in Our Day Knock on Any Door. by Willard Motley. New York, Appleton-Century, 1947. 504 pp. $3.00.   This account of Nick Romano, who dies in the electric chair...

The Jewish Mystics Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism. by Gershom G. Scholem. New York, Schocken Books, 1946. 545 pp. $5.50.   From Moses Mendelssohn to Julius Guttmann, the philosophers of...

To the Editor: From time to time I have tried to sow the seed of interest in your review, where the soil seemed receptive, but I...

With the end of the wartime boom, the perennial problems of the Jewish economy in Palestine return to the center of the stage. While the...

The Refugee as Asset Refugees in America. Report of the Committee for the Study of Recent Immigration from Europe. by Maurice R. Davie, with the collaboration of...

To the Editor: In his recent review of Waldo Frank’s Island in the Atlantic [in the December COMMENTARY], Harold Rosenberg, it seems to me, succumbed to...

To the Editor: I have nothing but the greatest admiration for Charles Abrams’ piece, “Homes For Aryans Only,” in your May issue. Mr. Abrams has done...

To the Editor: As it seems the battle between the Glatstein and Wolfert clans over the virtues and vices of the East Side [COMMENTARY: April, June...

The abortive putsch of the Junkers against Hitler was sheer melodrama. But it was more—it was the last gasp of one of Europe’s historic power...

One wintry day in 1886, a lecturer on International Law and South American Diplomacy in Columbia’s School of Political Economy sat at the window of...

Sidney Hertzberg seeks in this regular department to provide a fair and impartial report of important trends in world affairs in their implications for Jews....

The Communist Conspiracy The Struggle for the World. by James Burnham. New York, John Day, 1947. 248 pp. $3.00.   James Burnham has a regrettable knack for proceeding with inexorable...

The city of St. Louis lies at the geographical center of the United States. It has a strain of French blood from the Louisiana adventurers...

The collapse of Western Europe as a decisive international factor, now seen to be an astonishingly persistent postwar condition, has come about on so grandiose...

To the Editor: It is a pity that your reviewer, Mordecai S. Chertoff, is so conscious of my being a Gentile that, skimming the later chapters...
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July 1947