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From the March 1947 issue

Solomon Maimon, whose admiration for Maimonides led him to adopt his name, was born in a Lithuanian village in 1754. His proficiency in rabbinical studies...

Ethel Rosenberg wrote “Uncle Julius and the B.M.T.” (our November issue), which in some quarters has been hailed as a significant addition to American folklore....

In his article “Is America Exile or Home?” (in our November 1946 issue) Israel Knox declared that it was high time that American Jews began...

In his article “Is America Exile or Home?” (in our November 1946 issue) Israel Knox declared that it was high time that American Jews began...

Those concerned with the problem of race hatred have been turning increasingly to the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis for light. It has become...

Two Arab armies, Najada and Futuwah, have been sharing the limelight of Palestine news dispatches with Hagana, central Jewish resistance movement, and the two Jewish...

To the Editor: It is sad that the obsessed anti-Semite who sees everywhere evidence of a Jewish plot should breed the obsessed anti-anti-Semite who sees everywhere...

Since Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s death his name has been taken in vain by friends and foes alike. The Democratic party introduced recordings of his voice...

Americans Without Distinction Gentleman’s Agreement. by Laura. Z. Hobson. New York, Simon & Schuster, 1947. 275 pp. $2.75.   It is interesting that Mrs. Hobson’s novel about anti-Semitism should be...

I Know On a Night Overcast, here translated from Hebrew by Jacob Sloan, was written in 1906, three years after the notorious Kishinev pogrom; the...

To the Editor: I cannot refrain from sending you a line or two of appreciation for COMMENTARY. The quality of the articles you secure is altogether...

The Rediscovery of Judaism In Time and Eternity: A Jewish Reader. by Nahum N. Glatzer. New York, Schocken Books, 1946. 225 pp. $2.75.   Modestly offered as a “reader” in...

The terms “transition” and “crisis” are two great semantic beacons of our times. They blink at us, not only in the ephemera of journalism, but...

To the Editor: The publication of “Democracy Needs the Open Door” by Professor Handlin in the January COMMENTARY is both timely and useful. For reasons better...

Is Radio propaganda the great potential menace—or, if used properly, the great popular cure-all? Norbert Muhlen, who here offers an answer to this question, has...

Jean Malaquais is a well-known French writer, author of a number of books, of which the best-known in the United States are Les Javanais, a...

Sidney Hertzberg devotes most of his department this month to charting the intricate and confusing currents and cross-currents that have marked Palestine developments in the...

The Economics of Palestine The Palestine Year Book. New York, The Zionist Organization of America, 5707-1946. 658 pp. $3.75.   This is an uncommonly interesting year book. Instead of...

To the Editor: I agree with Nathan Glazer about the terrorists (“The Parlor Terrorists,” January COMMENTARY). I think it is better to get ulcers than to...

The Native Fascist Threat The Plotters. by John Roy Carlson. New York, Dutton, 1946. 408 pp. $3.50.   Carlson’s new book, like its predecessor, Under Cover, has climbed to the...

There are many signs that these postwar years will witness a new wave of synagogue building in the United States. In this article, and in...

A reader wrote in the other day pointing out that in fourteen issues of COMMENTARY there had not been a single story that as much...

The Salve of Self-Pity The Spirit Returneth. by Selma Stern. Translated by Ludwig Lewisohn. Philadelphia, The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1946. 265 pp. $3.00.   This historical novel, by...
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March 1947