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From the May 1948 issue

This last testament of the famous Mayor of Tel Aviv might be thought of as in the tradition of a centuries-old form of Jewish national...

Except for being mildly affronted by its logical perversity, we accepted Saturday morning attendance at what was called “Sunday school,” like everything else, as part...

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,...

The image of the Jewish immigrant as reflected in the mirror of literature—and in much Jewish ideological writing—has tended to be one of frustration, disillusionment,...

To The Editor: Anyone aspiring to distinguish meticulously between fact and fancy cannot but endorse Professor Goodenough’s proposal in his article, “Needed: Scientific Study of Religion,”...

The charred shells of the burnt-out buildings of the Jewish boys’ school and girls’ school along the main street of Crater (oldest part of the...

To The Editor: My first impulse upon reading Milton Klonsky’s review of Lonely Crusade in the February COMMENTARY was to ignore it. Seldom has a calumny...

God and Man Between Man and Man. by Martin Buber. Translated by Ronald Gregor Smith. New York, Macmillan, 1948. 309 pp. $3.50.   The five essays comprising Between Man and...

The darkness crumbles away—     It is the same old druid Time as ever. Only a live thing leaps my hand— A queer sardonic rat— As I pull the parapet’s...

Is There a witch hunt in America? Recent efforts to eliminate Communists from government activities, along with the proposed anti-Communist legislation now before Congress, present...

For weeks after I came to France—I arrived just before my tenth birthday—I would, walking on a street, lift my arm to my forehead and,...

The fraternity system, alternately praised and condemned by American educators, has been a source of conflict and difficulty in our colleges and universities for almost...

The Jewish Exile Galut. by Yitzhak F. Baer. Translated by Robert Warshow. New York, Schocken Books, 1947. 123 pp. $1.50. (Schocken Library, Number 2.)   In this little work, only...

To the Editor: To believe that Lonely Crusade is a poor novel is not evidence of prejudice against Negroes and/or Chester Himes. Nor do I think...

Sholom Aleichem and the Emancipated Inside Kasrilevke. by Sholom Aleichem. Translated by Isidore Goldstick. New York, Schocken Books, 1948. 127 pp. $1.50. (Schocken Library, Number 11.)   The reviewer must...

To the Editor: Once again, COMMENTARY’S regular section, “The Study of Man,” provides your readers with a comprehensive and provocative review of the scholarly literature in...

The core of the future of Germany lies with the minds of the Germans; and it is being increasingly recognized that the question of democratic...

“The Situation of the Jew,” in last month’s COMMENTARY, presented Jean-Paul Sartre’s analysis of the social framework within which the Jew must live in Western...

To The Editor: I have just read the first article in the series by Sartre which you are currently publishing in COMMENTARY. I find it the...

A Prisoner of Democracy Race And Nationality As Factors In American Life. by Henry Pratt Fairchild. New York, The Ronald Press, 1947. 216 pp. $3.00.   This book is obviously...

To The Editor: In the March COMMENTARY, I have read carefully, and with great interest, the article on “Why I Gave Up My Congregation” by a...

When the painter Chaim Soutine failed to turn up after the liberation of France, many of us believed that he had shared the fate of...

To The Editor: Only today did I finally succeed in getting around to reading Mr. Handlin’s excellent article “Our Unknown American Jewish Ancestors” in the February...

The Progressive Jew as Hero The Time is Noon. by Hiram Haydn. New York, Crown, 1948. 561 pp. $3.50.   The time is noon is a weary novel whose earnest...

Less than six months after the Assembly’s recommendation looking to the declaration of a Jewish state in Palestine on May 15, the Jewish homeland stands...
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May 1948