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David Polish recalls for us “The Intellectual World of Ahad
Ha‘Am,” while our past president, Sol Liptzin, contributes to the
remembrance of “David Pinsky: The Nestor of Yiddish Litera­
ture.” That distinguished elder among librarians, Dr. Joshua
Bloch, marks the 50th Yahrzeit of “Moritz Steinschneider” ; the
eminent Jewish art critic, Alfred Werner, discusses the impact of
“Chagall in the Anglo-Saxon World” ; and Herbert C. Zafren
contributes his coverage of “Jewish Literary Anniversaries.”
Such are the features of this volume. We congratulate the
Editor, Dr. A. Alan Steinbach, and his associates for gathering
such a host of dedicated talent.
Finally we come to our basic purpose, the cataloguing of bib­
liographies of Jewish creative effort during the year. We are
deeply grateful to our devoted colleagues, I. Edward Kiev,
Solomon Kerstein, Mary N. Kiev, Fanny Goldstein, Daniel
Persky, Dina Abramowicz, George J. Webber, and Menahem G.
Glenn for their invaluable contribution to the annals of Jewish
literary life.
In all candor, this
Jewish Book Annual
would not have seen the
light of day, nor indeed would our Jewish Book Council achieve
its goals, without the indefatigable and sacrificial labors of Philip
Goodman. He is one of the prime generators of the encouragement
of the Jewish book in our age.
For making possible the publication of this volume, we acknowl­
edge with gratitude the gifts of the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation,
the Gustav Wurzweiler Foundation, the national organizations
affiliated with the Council, and our sponsor, the National Jewish
Welfare Board. Among the many individuals to whom we are
indebted are Hayyim Bass, Dr. Mortimer J. Cohen, Solomon
Kerstein and Harry Starr.