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o rm an
H. Notes on the Hebrew text of I Kings XV II -X IX and X X I -
XX II. London, Epworth Press, 1954. 109 p.
For beginners. One of the excellent series of “Study Notes on Bible Books.”
S
t a n l e y
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l s e
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I will lift up mine eyes. London, Gollancz, 1954. 224 p.
By the daughter of a German synagogue cantor, an actress in Berlin in
1933 who, for 5 years, devoted herself to securing the release of Jewish prisoners
from concentration camps. A picture of Berlin Jewry under Hitler.
The State of Israel. London, Anglo-Israel Association, 1953.
A series of lectures on Israel. For Isaiah Berlin, Israel is “a living witness
to the triumph of human idealism and will-power over the alleged inexorable
laws of historical evolution.”
S
t e i n
, S
i e g f r i e d
.
The beginnings of Hebrew studies at University College.
London, H. K. Lewis & Co., 1952. 27 p.
A lecture delivered by the head of the Department of Hebrew, in connection
with the Anglo-Jewish Exhibition held at University College, as part of the
festival of Britain 1951.
The Babylonian Talmud: index volume. Compiled by Judah J. Slotki. Foreword
by Chief Rabbi Israel Brodie. Bournemouth, Soncino Press, 1953. 749 p.
The index classifies the material contained in the 34 separate volumes of
the translation. Enumeration of the scriptural passages quoted in the Trac-
tates. Glossaries of Hebrew and foreign words. Abbreviations. The principles
of transliteration.
T
u f n e l l
, O
lga
.
Lachish III: the iron age: the Wellcome Archaeological Research
Expedition to the Near East. With contributions by Margaret A. Murray
and David Diringer. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1953. vol. 1, 437 p.
text; vol. 2, 129 plates.
The work at Lachish, on the southeast border of Judah, began under
Starkey in 1932, continuing until 1938 when he was murdered by the Arabs.
This revealed the Lachish Letters, the correspondence by the besieged gov-
ernor of Lachish during the months before the conquest by Nebuchadnezzar.
Miss Tufnell describes the city of the Iron Age captured by Sennacherib in
700 B. C. E. as told in II Kings XVIII. Dr. Diringer expounds the inscriptions.
V
a l l e n t in
, A
n t o n ia
.
Einstein: a biography. London, Weidenfeld and Nicholson,
1954. 224 p.
A close family friend of the humanist who, combining knowledge with
wisdom, was dedicated to the Hebrew ideals of truth, justice and peace.
W
ie d e r
, N
a p t h a l i
.
Islamic influences on the Jewish worship. London, East and
West, 1947. 102 p.
A new chapter of religious history. To achieve the decorum of the mosque,
a sect of Hassidim in Egypt adopted the ideas and practices of Moslem
mystics.
Y
o u d
, S
a m u e l
.
A palace of strangers. London, Cassell, 1954. 255 p.
A novel on the effects of inter-marriage.
Z
a n gw il l
, I
s r a e l
.
The king of schnorrers. London, Deutsch, 1954, 158 p.;
London, H. Pordes, 1954. 160 p.
Two new editions of a book published in 1897. A colorful picture of the
London ghetto at the close of the 18th century.
Z
im m e l s
, H
ir sch
J. Magicians, theologians and doctors. London, Edward
Goldston, 1952. 293 p.
An exhaustive treatise on medieval and modern Rabbinics in relation to
medicine, with reference to Responsa from the 12th century onwards. The
volume deals with such subjects as the permissibility of hypnotism in treat-
ment, and blood tests for determination of paternity. 100 pages of notes.
Zionist Year Book 5713 (1952-53). Edited by Joseph Litvin. London, Zionist
Federation of Great Britain and Ireland. 495 p.
Zionist Year Book 5714 (1953-54). Edited by Joseph Litvin. London, Zionist
Federation of Great Britain and Ireland. 576 p.
Zionist Year Book 1954-55 (5715-16). Edited by Joseph Litvin. London, Zionist
Federation of Great Britain and Ireland.
Includes a “Who’s Who” of Zionist workers.