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From the September 1948 issue

These sayings and legends pertaining to the High Holidays are taken from a large and representative collection to be published this month by Schocken Books...

Among the 49’ers of the California gold rush there were naturally Jews—some of them plain, hard-working citizens whose names are lost to fame, others as...

In times when month-by-month events give little comfort to the hopes of men in general, and perhaps of Jews in particular, it is the task...

The experience of Nazism did not end on May 8, 1945; it has remained with us, both as burning memory and an appalling possibility. If...

Could it happen here? Is America as susceptible to violent anti-Semitism as Central Europe? Or are there certain factors in American life that serve as...

The Prophetic Élan Charles Péguy. By Daniel Halévy. New York; Longmans, Green, 1947. 304 pp. $3.50.   In France’s darkest hours during the recent war, the memory of Charles Péguy,...

The “Anti-Fascist” Novel The Condemned. by Jo Pagano. New York, Prentice Hall, 1947. 215 pp. $2.75. Seneca, U.S.A. by John Roeburt. New York, Curl, 1947. 255 pp. $2.50. Flood Crest. by Hodding Carter. New...

To the Editor: Mr. J. Glenn Gray, in his letter in the July COMMENTARY on my article “Our New German Policy and the DP’s,” accuses me...

Carrying the Torch for Liberty I Lift My Lamp by Hertha Pauli And E. B. Ashton. New York, Appleton-Century Crofts, 1948. 360 pp. $4.00.   The Statue of Liberty is...

Arab vs. Jew: Homogenized I Never Saw An Arab Like Him by James Maxwell. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1948. 207 pp. $2.50.   As the land of technical genius, America has...

This story is based on an old legend that there are always thirty-six just men (The Thirty-Six) by virtue of whom the world exists and...

I told my little boy a story, And he fell asleep. Everyone knows the stories one tells For little boys to fall asleep. Once there was a little lamb, and the...

To the Editor: I have read your magazine with great interest. I was especially pleased to find among your authors Professor Karl Jaspers, who has been...

Chinese Melting Pot Peony By Pearl Buck. New York, John Day, 1940. 312 pp. $3.00.   Liberalism’s kindliest error is its overanxious leap from the concrete to the general. Concreteness...

Isaac Leib Peretz (1851-1915) is, after Sholom Aleichem, the outstanding figure of Yiddish literature. A prolific author of poems, stories, essays, dramas, allegories, and satiric...

Liberal Justice Selected Writings Of Benjamin Nathan Cardozo. by Margaret E. Hall. New York, Fallon Publications, 1947. 456 pp. $5.00.   During the last several decades this country has witnessed...

What is the moving force behind Soviet expansion? Is it a policy based on the whims of Soviet leaders, is it part of a dream...

Aubrey S. Eban, the representative of the Israeli government at the UN, has won respect in all quarters for his intellectual ability, the cogency and...

In Shakespeare’s England, a man waiting his turn in a barber shop would take a violin from the wall and entertain himself and his neighbors;...

It is no longer news that we are in the midst of something like a revival, if not of religion, then of interest in religion...

To the Editor: Mr. Mangan’s interesting article on the future of the European middle class (in COMMENTARY’s August issue) has occasioned some surprise among readers here...

In this article Hal Lehrman once again offers a prognosis of American and British policy in regard to Palestine, drawing upon the same high sources...

To the Editor: With regard to the article by Arnold W. Green on “Why Americans Feel Insecure,” in the July issue, we must agree that the...
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September 1948