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From the May 1947 issue

Below we print a second excerpt from Rabbi Simone (Simhah) ben Isaac Luzzatto’s Discorso circa il Stato degli Ebrei, a book of apologetics published in...

When my grandfather was alive he could walk up and down six thousand years as though it were a little narrow room; for him, all...

As the first encyclopedic contribution of a school of Jewish learning relatively new to these shores, the publication of volume one of The Jewish People:...

Community Action Against Hatred Action For Unity. by Goodwin Watson. New York, Harper, 1947. 165 pp. $2.00.   It is always refreshing to find an exception to a rule, especially...

It is strange (returning after a long visit to America) to rediscover how closely knit is British Jewry. Here is a community that for prestige,...

Jacob Glatstein, poet, critic, and novelist, is one of the leaders of modem Yiddish literature, especially noteworthy for the degree to which his work reflects...

Almost unnoticed by the public, the restrictive covenant, used by real-estate interests to protect city neighborhoods and suburban developments from “undesirable races,” has spread nationally...

This personal statement on individual responsibility of Germans for Nazi crimes, written by a man active among German anti-Nazis, uses as its text Victor Bernstein’s...

At the moment, Jerome Kern seems destined to be remembered as a primal source of tuneful ballads for the All-Time Hit Parade—indeed, this is his...

These notes represent an effort to sketch tentatively and in outline an approach to the much-discussed problem of furthering Jewish culture in America. The...

Security Through Celebrity Life Of Judah Touro (1775-1854). by Leon Huhner. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1946. 192 pp. $2.00.   This volume is less significant for its contents...

To the Editor I enjoyed Harold Rosenberg’s pleasantly chummy “open letter” to me in the February issue of your publication. Much of what he says, whether...

My father built a fence around his head Of half-said words, before he died, and went Leaving me untold to stand and dig Holes for posts to string...

Nationalism and Chauvinism Nationalism And After. by Edward Hallett Carr. New York, Macmillan, 1945. 76 pp. $1.25. Prophets And Peoples. by Hans Kohn. New York, Macmillan, 1946. 213 pp. $2.50.   Edward Hallett...

If Uncle Sam is now very much the man in the middle in the Middle East, it is not solely because Britain has cried out...

Mystics of this World Tales of the Hasidim: The Early Masters. by Marten Buber. New York, Schocken Books, 1947. 335 pp $3.75. The Story of The Baal Shem (Tov). by...

It is an aim of this department to encourage discussion of significant issues raised by current books. Good reviewers, we have found, have independent judgment...

So far as we know, Ziviah Lubetkin’s is the only firsthand account extant of the aftermath as well as the actual events of the Jewish...

Sidney Hertzberg seeks in this regular dement to provide a fair and impartial report of important trends on world affairs in their implications for Jews....
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May 1947