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I. E. K I E V ----JEWI SH NON- FICTION BOOKS
New Year and the Day of Atonement, was rendered anew into
English by an American scholar.
The general effect indicates outstanding qualities in most of
the volumes produced during this period. Undoubtedly, con-
siderably greater activity and interest are evidenced in Jewish
learning and greater concern for the spiritual values of life is
shown by both authors and readers.
American Jewish Year Book. v. 53. 1952. Morris Fine, editor; Jacob Sloan,
associate editor. New York and Philadelphia, American Jewish Committee
and Jewish Publication Society, 1952. 608 p.
The special article by Will Herberg is a study of the Jewish labor movement
in the U. S. Review of the year covers Jewish life all over the world. Directories
and bibliographies.
A
r e n d t
, H
a n n a h
.
The origins of totalitarianism. New York, Harcourt, Brace,
1951. 477 p.
The author describes the background of early anti-semitism in the 19th
century.
B
aro n
, S
alo
W
ittm a y e r
.
A social and religious history of the Jews. 2nd rev.
ed. New York, Columbia University Press, 1952. 2 vols.
The first two volumes of a projected seven volume work treat the biblical,
post biblical and talmudic periods. The exhaustive notes summarize the latest
scholarship in all the fields relating to the subjects covered in the main part
of the history.
-----------. N
ag el
, E
rn e st
and
P
in so n
, K
o p p e l
S. Freedom and reason. Studies
in philosophy and Jewish culture in memory of Morris Raphael Cohen.
Glencoe, 111., Free Press, 1951. 468 p.
The extensive Jewish section contains studies in Jewish history, philosophy
and sociology.
B
e h rm a n
,
S. N. Duveen. New York, Random, 1952.
A biography of Lord Joseph Duveen who helped many famous American
millionaires acquire great art treasures; abundant with anecdotes about
fabulous personalities.
B
e r g e r
, E
lm e r
.
A partisan history of Judaism. New York, Devin-Adair, 1951.
140 p.
Stresses the universal teachings of the prophets as the basis of Judaism as a
religion. The viewpoint of the American Council for Judaism.
B
in stock
, L
o u is
.
The power-of faith. New York, Prentice-Hall, 1952. 240 p.
A series of essays and sermons on religion and modern life emphasizing the
liberal viewpoint in religion.
B
irnba um
, P
h i l i p
.
High holyday prayer book. New York, Hebrew Publishing
Co., 1951. 1042 p.
A newly edited Hebrew text together with a modern English translation of
the Mahzor for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. \
B
o k s e r
, B
en
Z
io n
.
The wisdom of the Talmud. New York, Philosophical
Library, 1951. 180 p.
Popular short treatment of Talmudic thought and jurisprudence.
B
rav
, S
tanley
R. Marriage and the Jewish tradition. New York, 1951. 218 p.
A collection of essays by various writers on modern family problems.
B
u b e r
, M
a r t in
.
The way of man. Chicago, Wilcox & Follett, 1951. 46 p.
The theology of Hasidism popularly presented.
-------- . Two types of faith. New York, Macmillan, 1951. 177 p.
Fundamental definitions of faith in Judaism and Christianity, and a com-
parison of early Christian teachings with Pharisaic doctrine.
C
a p la n
, S
am uel
and
R
iba l ow
, H
arold
U
r i e l
.
Great Jewish books. New York,
Horizon, 1952. 351 p.
A collection of essays by different scholars on the Bible, Talmud, Shulhan
Aruk, Zohar and other Jewish classics with translated short excerpts of some
of the books included.