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Prof. Bentwich compares Schechter and Ahad Ha'am. Martin Buber gives
an extract from his forthcoming work on “The Messiah.” Prof. Kahle dis-
cusses two 16th century editions of the Hebrew Bible, by humanists who were
Jewish converts to Christianity. Einstein contributed 9 aphorisms and
Thomas Mann, extracts from a recent book. Jacques Maritain writes on the
function of the philosopher in society.
F
a r b r id g e
,
M. English literature and the Hebrew renaissance. London, Luzac,
1953. 160 p.
Essays on the Hebrew aspects of English literature and of its essential
religious basis as exemplified in the great English essayists and poets. A plea
for the synthesis of Hebraism and Hellenism.
F
a r m e r
, L
e s l i e
.
We saw the holy city. London, Epworth Press, 1953. 336 p.
The second edition of a book which appeared in 1944. A Methodist chaplain
revisits Jerusalem in 1950 and brings his devout guide up to date. 17 excellent
photographs.
Festschrift zum 80 Geburtstag von Leo Baeck. London, Council for the Protection
of the Rights and Interests of Jews from Germany, 1953. I l l p.
The rise, decline and fall of Jewish life in Germany. An exposition of its
institutions (in which Dr. Baeck played so prominent a role) and of the
resettlement of German emigres in the post-war world.
F
leg
, E
dm u n d
.
The land in which God dwells. London, Lincolns-Prager, 1955.
80 p.
An English version of
La Terre Que Dieu Habite.
The interrelation of the
Land of Israel and the
Galut
of Israel. “A poetic survey of Jewish history.
The messianic idea as the idea unifying Israel and the Diaspora.”
F
r a n k e n s t e i n
, C
a r l
,
ed. Between past and future. Jerusalem, Henrietta Szold
Foundation, 1953. 335 p.
Essays on cultural transformation of newcomers to Israel.
F
r ie d m a n
, P
h il ip
,
ed. Martyrs and fighters: the epic of the Warsaw ghetto.
Preface by Norman Bentwich. London, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1954.
325 p.
Based on sources and documents, memoirs and diaries, prepared in the face
of death, by the victims of the camps and the ghetto. The American edition
issued by Praeger does not include the preface by Bentwich.
F
u n d a m in sk y
, S
hlom o
.
A new Hebrew grammar. London, Jewish Religious
Education Publications, 1954. 361 p.
For teachers and advanced students.
G
il l o n
, D
ia n a
and
M
e ir
.
Vanquish the angel. London, Constable, 1955. 330 p.
Of an English-born Gentile woman and a Jerusalem-reared Talmudic
student of the Old City who meet and marry in England and go to Israel in
the early days of the Second World War. “Their joint compositions harmonize
like the playing of a double concerto by two musicians” (Norman Bentwich).
G
o l d in g
, L
o u i s
. T
o
the quayside. London, Hutchinson, 1954. 295
p .
After her adventures for 20 years, Mr. Golding brings Elsie Silver to the
end. From Italy, she goes to South America where she lives on the money her
Nazi husband had accumulated. This Nazi money she uses to buy ships in
order to take Jews to Israel. She flies the Atlantic and pays the final expiation.
The background of the novel is the tragedy of European Jewry.
G
o llanc z
, V
ic to r
.
More for Timothy. London, Gollancz, 1953. 390 p.
Mr. Gollancz continues his autobiography: the years at Repton as a tem-
porary schoolmaster during the first world war.
G
r a v e s
, R
o b e r t
and
P
o dro
, J
o s h u a
.
The Nazarene gospel restored. London,
Cassell, 1953. 1021 p.
A poet and a rabbinic scholar collaborate in endeavoring to reconstruct the
Gospels in what they consider to be their original form. In the authors’ view,
Jesus accepted the authority of the Sanhedrin and his teaching consisted of
midrashim
on Bible and Apocrypha. He differed from the Pharisees because
he accepted John the Baptist as a prophet.
“Green Flag,” comp. Jewish Chronicle Travel Guide: 1953. London, Jewish
Chronicle, 1953. 160 p.
A guide with particular reference to Anglo-Jewry and its institutions.