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From the October 1948 issue

The “second period” of Hasidism, whose zaddikim (literally, “righteous ones”) came in the fourth and succeeding generations of the line that began with the Baal...

In the long history of human efforts to improve the various “systems” by which men have distributed the wealth of the world, the establishment of...

This new department will represent, we hope, house-room for short pieces on a wide variety of subjects—reflections on and reactions to ideas and events; reports...

This new department will represent, we hope, house-room for short pieces on a wide variety of subjects—reflections on and reactions to ideas and events; reports...

This article analyzes the ways in which the object of prejudice—the Jew, the Negro, or any other chosen as victim—serves as the symbolic embodiment of...

The poem published here is part of an extended episodic work in verse, another section of which, “Prologue to the Book of Jesse,” appeared in...

Bridge to the Near East Farewell To Salonika: Portrait of An Era. by Leon Sciaky. New York, A. A. Wyn, 1946. 241 Pp. $2.75. The Mediterranean: Its Role In...

To the Editor: Major Eban’s important article, “The Future of Arab-Jewish Relations,” in the September COMMENTARY, seems to me to be the best reasoned and in...

The Ordeal in France La Presse, La Propagande Et L’opinion Publique Sous L’occupation. by Jacques Polonski. Paris, Editions du Centre, 1946. 157 Pp. 150 Frs. Contribution à histoire Des...

To the Editor: To this non-intellectual mind, “The Voice of the Blood” by Ralph Manheim, in your August issue, is the most absorbing bit of fiction...

A Dissent on “Popularization” Pathways Through the Bible. by Mortimer J. Cohen. Philadelphia, The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1946. 548 pp. $3.00. A History of The Jews from...

James Baldwin’s article “The Harlem Ghetto: Winter 1948,” published in the February COMMENTARY, won national comment. “Previous Condition,” his first published short story, is a...

To the Editor: I read with the greatest interest Professor Heschel’s illuminating and discriminating remarks on “The Two Great Traditions,” that of the Ashkenazim and that...

A Princess of the Diaspora The House of Nasi: Dona Gracia. by Cecil Roth. Philadelphia, The Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1947. 208 Pp. $3.00.   The title and subtitle...

Reformer, corporation lawyer, Zionist, Justice of the Supreme Court, and one of the most outstanding liberals of his generation, Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941) lived in...

Martin Buber here deals with ideas that have been his life-long concern: the relation of modem man to the religious insights of the past and...

When the Nazi flood receded from the Netherlands, it was seen that the centuries-old Jewish life of that country was all but destroyed. This moving...

Samuel Greenberg, the poet whose life and creative work Milton Klonsky writes about here, was previously considered of interest only for his influence on the...

To the Editor: The only real point in Harold Rosenberg’s article “The Herd of Independent Minds” (in the September COMMENTARY) is a truism: that all men...

Whatever their party, men and women concerned with the protection of civil rights and the development of good inter-group relations in this country hailed the...

Nightmare and Redemption The Sleepwalkers. by Hermann Broch. Translated by Willa and Edwin Muir. New York, Pantheon, 1948. 648 pp. $5.00   I first read The Sleepwalkers when it appeared...

Will the Arab states choose the path of war in Palestine—or will they move toward a settlement? There is hardly a question of international politics...
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October 1948