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From the November 1947 issue

The sayings and aphorisms published here are selected from Martin Buber’s Ten Rungs, which is to be published late this month by Schocken Books. They...

Charles Reznekoff, poet, novelist, and student of American history, has long wished to try his hand at developing a method for recording Jewish experience in...

I cannot for the life of me see any sense in the idea of promoting a Jewish culture in America, any more than I can...

Below we publish five of the many responses to our request for comments on Elliot E. Cohen’s “Jewish Culture in America,” which appeared in the...

Culture, as we understand it today, made its appearance rather recently and grew out of the secularization of religion and the dissolution of traditional values....

Mr. Cohen’s article, it seems to me, fails to touch upon the core of the problem. If American Jewish culture be defined as those cultural achievements...

I plan to quote a good many of the sentences in “Jewish Culture in America” in what I am writing on Hellenistic Judaism and its...

The new and growing science of public opinion research carries important implications for the relation of the social scientist to a democratic society—a subject that...

The City of the Future Communitas: Means of Livelihood and Ways of Life By Percival and Paul Goodman. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1947. 141 pp. $6.00.   This is...

It is easy for me to remember Dirty Ralphy. Like the dog that bit me, the falling tree that knocked me down, the first radishes...

In recent years it has become popular to be superior to the problem of social discrimination—”pin-pricks,” “mere snobbery,” so goes the current belief; why give...

Mr. Crossman was born in England in 1907. He was graduated from New College, Oxford University, where he later became a fellow and tutor. Mr....

To the Editor: As a rabbi from “down under” I wish to add my sincere compliments on the high standards which COMMENTARY has maintained ever since...

The fiftieth anniversary of the death of Moshe Leib Halperin is being celebrated this year. One of the earliest Yiddish poets in America, Halperin lived...

To the Editor: Rabbi Nathan Wise answers the question, “Should Jews be ‘Like Unto the Nations’?”, with a resounding affirmative. That is his privilege. But he...

In this third and final selection from the autobiographical reminiscences of the distinguished pianist and composer, Artur Schnabel, Mr. Schnabel relates his musical experience and...

Among the songs that enjoyed a great vogue a year ago was a sprightly little number called “Accentuate the Positive.” So unremittingly was it repeated...

The present essay, translated by George Becker, is the fourteenth in the series “The Crisis of the Individual.” _____________   It would seem to me that what, in...

Where Progressivism is Vulnerable The Autobiography of William Allen White. New York, Macmillan, 1946. 669 pp. $3.75. Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Movement. by George E. Mowry. University of Wisconsin...

Parables from Jewish Existence The Eternal Light. by Morton Wishengrad. New York, Crown, 1947. 412 pp. $3.00.   The most extraordinary thing about Morton Wishengrad is that he can still...

“Open Unto Us The Gate” The Language of Faith: Selected Jewish Prayers Edited. by Nahum N. Glatzer. New York, Schocken Books, 1947. 128 pp. $1.50.   This is the first...

Maurice J. Goldbloom has had long experience in news analysis which amply qualifies him for the task he undertakes here: to examine and weigh day-to-day...

To a sympathetic onlooker, it had seemed the nightmare was over. Patient, molecular, generous effort was reincorporating the Jewish victims of Hitler’s terror into normal...

That Devil Marx The Red Prussian: The Life and Legend of Karl Marx. by Leopold Schwarzschild. New York, Scribner’s, 1947. 422 pp. $4.00.   This is the case of the...

To the Editor: I feel urged to thank you with all my heart for the magnificent article by Will Herberg, “Assimilation in Militant Dress,” which you...
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November 1947