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KERSTEIN — BOOKS ON ISRAEL AND ZIONISM
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I t is interesting to note that in this list there is only one anti-
Israel work, the expression of the attitude of the American Council
for Judaism.
Since this bibliography is limited to books which have appeared
in the United States, it must be mentioned that a proportional
number of similar volumes have appeared in England and South
Africa.
B a r - D a v i d , M o l l y . M y
promised land. New York, Putnam, 1953. 307 p.
The author, who migrated to Palestine in 1935 from Western Canada, gives
a vivid account of her daily life in her newly adopted country, both under the
British and since the establishment of the State of Israel.
B a r e r , S h l o m o .
The magic carpet. New York, Harper, 1952. 243 p.
The fascinating story of the migration of the Yemenite Jews to Israel.
B a r r , S t r i n g f e l l o w .
Citizens of the World. Garden City, N. Y., Doubleday,
1953. 285 p.
The author, a non-Jew, gives an enthusiastic account of Israel's statehood,
which he regards as the “pilot plant for the twentieth century,” and as a
bastion of democracy in a feudal world.
B e n G u r i o n , D a v i d .
Rebirth and destiny of Israel. New York, Philosophical
Library, 1953. 539 p.
The personal and public philosophy of Israel’s first Prime Minister culled
from his essays and addresses spanning the period 1915-1952. Edited and
translated from the Hebrew under the supervision of Mordekhai Nurock.
B e n t w i c h , N o r m a n .
Israel. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1952. 224 p.
A revised edition of the author’s earlier volume
Palestine.
A scientific
study and analysis of the political, cultural and economic development and
growth of the new state and Israel’s contribution to humanity. Published in
the series “Nations of the Modern World.”
---------- . For Zion’s sake: a biography of Judah L. Magnes. Philadelphia, Jewish
Publication Society, 1954. 360 p.
A pen portrait of the late president of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
B u b e r , M a r t i n .
Israel and Palestine: the history of an ideal. New York, Farrar,
Straus and Young, 1952. 165 p.
A collection of lectures and essays first published in Hebrew in 1944.
C a n a a n , G e r s h o n .
Rebuilding the land of Israel. New York, Architectural
Book Publishing Co., 1954. 220 p.
An absorbing account of the search for an architecture suitable to the needs
of the young Jewish state, by delving into the past to find a true architectural
tradition and, at the same time, by evaluation of climatic conditions and
consideration of the designs and materials best adapted to them. Profusely
illustrated with photographs of famous historic structures as well as detailed
drawings and plans for modern buildings.
Chalutz and Youth. New York, Chalutziut and Youth Commission of the Labor
Zionist Movement, 1952. 84 p.
A year book devoted to the cause of
Chalutziut
in America, in the form of a
compendium of articles on its history, theory and reality.
D e G a u r y , G e r a l d .
The new State of Israel. New York, Praeger, 1952. 260 p.
The author, a soldier, writer, explorer and scholar who lived for many
years in the Middle East, records Israel as it is — its laws, its structure of
government, and phases of its life — economic, religious and social.
E i s e n s t e i n , J u d i t h
and
E i s e n s t e i n , I r a .
Reborn: an episode with music. New
York, Reconstructionist Foundation, 1952. 54 p.
A cantata about Israel.
G o l d m a n , S o l o m o n ,
ed. The words of Justice Brandeis. Foreword by Justice
William O. Douglas. New York, Henry Schuman, 1953. 200 p.
The jurist’s hebraic heritage and zionist philosophy are reflected through
the informal and intimate conversations recorded in this volume by the late
Chicago rabb*