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PREFACE
T h e pu rp o se o f th is v o lum e is set fo r th i n the in tr odu c to ry
s ta tem en t s o f ea ch o f its thr ee d iv i s ion s . By m ean s o f this , our
first p r in te d A n n u a l , f o l low in g th e i ssuance in past years o f
m im e o g r a p h e d m anua l s , w e d o n o t e x p e c t to r e v o lu t io n i z e the
re ad in g tastes o f the J ew i sh p u b l i c . W e do , how ev er , h o p e tha t
w e are h e r ew i th i n i t i a t in g a m o v em e n t w h ich , in the course o f
t im e , w i l l hav e an effect o n the in t e l l e c tu a l in terests o f Am er i -
can Jewry .
It is m y p lea san t d u ty to thank a l l tho s e—f e l l ow ed i tors and
con t r ibu to r s—w h o co op e r a t ed w i th on e an o th e r and w i th m e in
the p r o d u c t io n o f this v o lum e . T h e i r nam e s are l i s ted else-
wh e r e in the book , and to each o f th em I express d e ep gra t i tud e .
B u t there is o n e n am e w h i c h I m u s t s ing le o u t for par t icu lar
thanks . Dr . M o rd e ca i Soltes, Ch a irm an o f the N a t i o n a l Com-
m i t t e e for J ew i sh B o o k W e ek , has g iv en g en e rou s ly o f h is t im e
and energy . H i s d e v o t i o n to the cause o f Jew i sh cu l tur e p r om p t ed
h im to en te r w h o l eh e a r t ed ly and w i th tru ly se lf-sacr if ic ing devo-
t ion i n t o the lab o r iou s tasks o f p l a n n in g for J ew i sh B o ok W e ek
and g a th e r in g the m a te r ia l for this A n n u a l . I am par t icu lar ly
g ra te fu l to h im .
W e pray tha t tho se w h o see th is v o lum e m ay b e p er suad ed to
j o i n w i th us in the cause o f the Jew i sh bo ok in Am er ica .
S o l o m o n G r a y z e l ,
E d i t o r .