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From the April 1948 issue

Ahad Ha’am (“One of the People”) was the pen name of Asher Ginzberg (1856-1927), who was born in Kiev, the son of a Hasid, and...

Here we find but another example of the way in which learning has been a constant comfort and solace to Jews under the buffetings of...

In times when the month-by-month march of events is of such a character as to give little comfort to the hopes of men in general,...

In “Adjusting Men to Machines,” published in the January 1947 COMMENTARY—an article that continues to attract wide attention among social scientists—Daniel Bell analyzed the growing...

On April 18, the Italian people are to vote in a fateful election which many believe will be the turning point in the struggle between...

G. E. R. Gedye has several times had the unhappy experience of being on the spot when democracy went down before totalitarianism. He was in...

This poem was translated by Jacob Sloan. _____________ My Countryman, Sidney Hauser, 1920 Harrison Avenue, Bronx 55, N. Y. Writes me a letter: A postal came from Komarno, From our home; Censored by...

To the Editor: I suppose I am too young—I am ten years old—to be interested in the articles in your magazine, but I do like to...

Robert Weltsch is perhaps the most highly regarded independent journalist in Palestine, and a respected voice of the so-called “moderate” Zionist viewpoint. He has had...

In the midst of the current flood of problem novels dealing with Jewish life in terms of frustration, hatred, and alienation, there have been a...

Christian Theology and the Jews Christianity and the Children of Israel. by A. Roy Eckardt. New York, King’s Crown Press, 1948. 223 pp. $3.00.   Mr. Eckardt, who is an...

The Image Of The Negro Albert Sears. by Millen Brand. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1947. 273 pp. $2.75. Kingsblood Royal. by Sinclair Lewis. New York, Random House, 1947. 348 pp....

To the Editor: Josephine Ripley’s excellent article on the displaced persons in the January COMMENTARY (“The Climate Shifts on Immigration”) prompts the thought that civic bodies...

At the very hub of the intricate Palestine question is the rising Arab nationalism of the Near and Middle East. It is one of the...

The Puzzle Of Nationalism Modern Nationalism and Religion. by Salo Wittmayer Baron. New York, Harper, 1947. 363 pp. $5.00.   Nationalism, like evolution, is one of those elements of the...

What Is a Traitor? The Meaning of Treason. by Rebecca West. New York, Viking, 1947. 307 pp. $3.50.   Miss West’s Black Lamb and Grey Falcon was an exciting book;...

There have been fragmentary reports of a group of peasants in a remote comer of Italy who, after examining the various Western religious traditions, elected...

Jean-Paul Sartre’s book Réflexions sur la Question Juive, published in Paris in 1946, has already come to be regarded by those who have read it...

Rose Greenhill, who usually loved to give a party, felt doubt and apprehension as she looked at the long table, made up of several different...

Sepia For Sadness Trial of a Poet, and Other Poems. by Karl Shapiro. New York, Reynal and Hitchcock, 1947. 81 pp. $2.00.   Basically an extrovert, Karl Shapiro would have...
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April 1948