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From the November 1948 issue

There is the written law—in Judaism it is the Bible—which is supposed to govern all of life: the rule and the exception, the common and...

Since the early years of this century, Greenwich Village in New York has been a mecca—not quite a refuge—for those who for one reason or...

For its second appearance, this new department devoted to “occasional” and more or less informal comment on events and cultural developments offers: a report by...

For its second appearance, this new department devoted to “occasional” and more or less informal comment on events and cultural developments offers: a report by...

How scientific are public-opinion polls when they report, not how the people are going to vote—where the polls are generally right—but how people think: about...

The fact of being a “minority” group often entails certain inconveniences and burdens. This the Jews have always known well and at firsthand. But out...

Kreplach A Treasury of Jewish Folklore. Edited by Nathan Ausubel. New York, Crown. 741 pp. $4.00.   Mr. Ausubel’s anthology contains some excellent items of folklore, but much of it-with...

Robert Weltsch, life-long Zionist and one of Palestine’s most distinguished journalists, here analyzes the recommendations of the Bernadotte Plan, which are now being debated in...

My father and mother, my aunt and grandfather made up our household, with me at the bottom and all of us under the wing of...

Does a doctrinaire suspicion of “oil imperialism” stand in the way of Israel’s economic development and a favorable settlement of territorial claims? Ernest Aschner here...

Innocent Abroad: 1948 Model From the Heart of Europe. by F. O. Matthiessen. New York, Oxford University Press. 194 pp. $3.00.   During the latter half of 1947, F. O....

Chaim Tchmrnowitz, perhaps better known among Hebrew readers under the pen name Rav Tzair (“The Young Rabbi”), is one of the leading figures in Jewish...

To the Editor: The belated review of Mortimer J. Cohen’s Pathways Through the Bible and Solomon Grayzel’s A History of the Jews, in your October issue,...

To the Editor: I have read Robert Pick’s article, “A Refugee Looks at Anti-Semitism Here,” in the September COMMENTARY, with great interest. It is reassuring to have...

To the Editor: I have read with much interest, satisfaction, and enjoyment the article entitled “Alaska’s Nuremberg Laws” by Felix S. Cohen in the August issue...

To the Editor: I find myself in complete accord with James and Nancy Wechsler in their excellent and sound sociological discussion (in the October COMMENTARY) Of...

To the Editor: I want to compliment Dr. Saveth and COMMENTARY for their extremely useful contribution to the history of higher education in New York State....

The recent victory of the Nationalist party in South Africa came as a shock to a world which had almost persuaded itself that the defeat...

Hayim Nahman Bialik (1873-1934) is recognized as one of the greatest of modern Hebrew poets. “Summon the Serpents,” written in 1906, belongs with a series...

In this time of exacerbated nationalisms, the notion of the unity of mankind seems almost an anachronism. Yet if we are to dispel the shadows...

Introducing the Bible The Book of Books: an Introduction. By Solomon Goldman. New York, Harper and Brothers. 459 pp. $3.75.   This is the first of an ambitiously conceived series...

Herbie The City Boy. By Herman Wouk. New York, Simon and Schuster. 306 pp. $2.95. Books like Tom Sawyer and Penrod contain a partially authentic mythology...

Lost Poet The Pisan Cantos. By Ezra Pound. New York, New Directions. 118 pp. $2.75.   To get at what Ezra Pound is and was, we have to see him...

To the Editor: In the review by James Rorty of I Lift My Lamp, in the September issue, he calls the Statue of Liberty the “ugly,...

The Artist and the Family The World is a Wedding By Delmore Schwartz. Norfolk, Connecticut, New Directions. 196 pp. $2.75.   The literary graces are progressively renounced in this collection....

Our nation’s capital still prides itself on a certain graciousness of architecture and manners which is said to be its heritage from the Old South....

To the Editor: I am glad as a non-Jewish reader to express to you the great satisfaction I take in reading the pages of COMMENTARY. There...
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November 1948