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From the December 1948 issue

Jehuda Halevi, probably the foremost Hebrew poet since Biblical days, has enriched the Jewish tradition with its most beautiful expressions of the religious Jew’s impassioned...

In September when the autumnal haze descends on the cliff dwellings of the Bronx, and the temple seats go on sale for Rosh Hashanah and...

In its third appearance, this new department, devoted to informal comment on cultural and social events and trends, presents a report by Nathan Glazer on...

In its third appearance, this new department, devoted to informal comment on cultural and social events and trends, presents a report by Nathan Glazer on...

In recent decades, a series of archaeological discoveries in the Near East has gradually been uncovering a picture of the ancient history of that area...

To the Editor: I take Mr. Cushman’s letter in the November COMMENTARY criticizing my review of Dr. Cohen’s and Dr. Grayzel’s books as an explicit, if...

Writing Immigrant History American Historians and European Immigrants. by Edward N. Saveth. New York, Columbia University Press. 244 pp. $3.00.   The domestic interests of American intellectals seem to be...

The Labor government of England, coming to power in a world of naked international rivalry, has had to face the difficult and bitter problem of...

Like many others in this sceptical era, Jewish theological writers have had some difficulty in accepting their Judaism, or advocating it, on truly religious grounds....

The author of this article on the 1948 presidential election is hardly a political expert—but, at least at this particular time, this is not likely...

To the Editor: Having had occasion recently to extend for a three-year stretch my charter subscription to COMMENTARY, I wish to follow that practical approval with...

Fast and Loose My Glorious Brothers. by Howard Fast. New York; Little, Brown. 280 pp. $2.75.   A historical novel can have two kinds of merit. Of these, the higher...

To the Editor: We should like to comment on three statements in Ernest Aschner’s article “Can Oil and Israel Mix?” in your November issue. 1. Mr. Aschner...

Mediator Between Past and Future Prince of the Ghetito. by Maurice Samuel. New York, Knopf. 294 pp. $3.00.   It is ten years now since I first read Peretz, and...

To the Editor: It may seem strange to complain that an article entitled “Racism Comes to Power in South Africa” [by T. C. Robertson, in the...

Sometimes I dream: I am a child My white shirt is flapping wild And all the grownups laugh. I run ashamed through streets I do not know, The wind...

The first half-year of Israel’s national existence is already history—a history which, obscured by the more sensational news stories of war and diplomacy, has yet...

What do the postwar novels—those brightjacketed best-sellers that have been so enthusiastically received and yet do not quite constitute the “literary renaissance” the publishers have...

Guilt in Our Times The Only Way. by Karl Barth. New York, Philosophical Library. 122 pp. $2.00. The Question of German Guilt. By Karl Jaspers. New York, Dial. 123 pp. $2.00. Hitler...

In the efforts to reintegrate Europe’s DP’s into the world’s society, it must not be forgotten that the return to normal involves much more for...

Mr. Bobber had not caused the scene but everyone blamed him for it. He was an innocuous man with light, moist brown eyes and an...

The Iron Tradition The Whole Of Them Lives. by Benjamin Gitlow. New York, Scribner’s. 387 pp. $3.50.   In 1934 I attended a meeting of the striking Hotel Workers Union...

 The painter Mordecai Ardon-Bronstein, whose work is discussed in the present article, was born in Tuchov, Poland, in 1896. He went to Palestine in 1933....

To the Editor: Your reviewer, Mr. David Daiches, declares, regarding Solomon Goldman’s remarkable The Book of Books, that “the extraordinary hodgepodge of quotations referring to the...
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December 1948