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I. E. K IEV ----AMERICAN JEWISH NON-FICTION BOOKS 93
V
an
P
a a s s en
, P
i e r r e
.
Visions rise and change. New York, Dial, 1955. 400 p.
A report on the plight of religion in Soviet Russia and the official attitude
to Zionism and the Hebrew language.
V
an
Z
eller
, H
ub e rt
.
The outspoken ones: twelve prophets of Israel and Juda.
New York, Sheed & Ward, 1955. 195 p.
A study of the messages of the minor prophets in canonical order, giving the
traditional views and dates.
V
lav ianos
, B
as il
J., and
G
ross
, F
el iks
.
Struggle for tomorrow: modern political
ideologies of the Jewish people. New York, Arts, 1954. 303 p.
V
ors pan
, A
lbert
,
and
L
i pman
, E
ugene
J. Justice and Judaism: the work of
social action. New York, Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1956.
271 p.
W
e i nberg
, J
acob
.
The life of Moses: an oratorio. New York, Sacred Music
Press, 1955. 136 p.
An original musical composition based on the biblical text for solo, voices
and accompaniment.
W
eitz
, M
art in
M .
Year without fear. Longport, N. J., Bachrach Home, 1955.
159 p.
A collection of sermons.
W
i e n e r
, N
orbert
.
I am a mathematician. New York, Doubleday, 1956. 320 p.
The autobiography of the discoverer of the new science of cybernetics, who
began as a child prodigy.
W
il son
, E
dmund
.
The scrolls from the Dead Sea. New York, Oxford, 1955. 121 p.
Popular literary essays on the events leading to the discovery of the scrolls
and their meaning for an understanding of the history of the first centuries of
this era.
--------- . Red, black, blond and olive. New York, Oxford, 1956. 500 p.
Israel and the Bible are among the studies of four civilizations. Included
are also the well known essays, originally found in the
New Yorker
, “On
Reading Genesis,” “Tanach,” and “The Fiction of S. Y. Agnon.”
W
i schn itzer
, R
achel
.
Synagogue architecture in the United States. Phila-
delphia, Jewish Publication Society, 1955. 204 p.
A history and description of old as well as new synagogue buildings in
America; fully illustrated.
W
i s e
, S
te phen
S. Intimate letters of Stephen Wise. Edited by Justine Wise
Polier and James Waterman Wise. Boston, Beacon, 1956. 289 p.
Personal letters written by the famous rabbi and Zionist leader to his wife
and members of his family, with numerous references to important events in
Jewish history at the turn of the century.
W
olfson
, H
arry
A. The philosophy of the church fathers, v. 1. Cambridge,
Harvard, 1956. 635 p.
A thorough study of the teachings of early Christianity in relation to Philo
and rabbinic Judaism.
W
orld
J ew ish C o n g r e s s . European Jewry ten years after the war. New York,
In stitu te o f Jewish Affairs, World Jewish Congress,
1956. 293
p.
An account of the changes and the present status of the decimated Jewish
communities in Europe.
Yearbook. Central Conference of American Rabbis. Sidney L. Regner, editor,
v. 65. Asbury Park, N. J., 1955. 282 p.
The full proceedings of the annual convention of the Conference to which
are added studies on “The Relevance of Prophetic Thought,” by Sheldon H.
Blank; “The Jewish Community,” by Morris Lieberman; and “Developments
in Reform Judaism,” by Abraham L. Feinberg.
YIVO annual of Jewish social science, v. 10. New York, YIVO Institute for
Jewish Research, 1955. 320 p.