Page 165 - Jewish Book Annual Volume 17 (1958-1959)

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L
e h m a n n
- A
nglo
- J
ew ish
B
ooks
159
Provided with literary works of its own and of foreign writers,
the Anglo-Jewish community has still a great and historic task
to fulfill in its role as the
She’erit Am Kadosh
—being the sole
survivor of a once flourishing European Jewish culture. It has
within its midst now a number of refugee Jewish scholars from
the Hitlerian persecutions who, together with British-bred
writers, can, and it is hoped will, carry on the traditions of L.
Baeck, S. R. Hirsch and those other leaders of Jewish thought
and action whose messages to Jewry and Judaism, embodied in
their writings and in the minds of their disciples, will surely
deserve to be preserved for future generations.
A
ckroyd
, P
e t er
R
u n h am
.
The people of the Old Testament. London,
Christophers, 1959. 272 p.
A study tracing the rise and decline of the Hebrew people and describ­
ing its literature, and showing how its ideas of God developed as its
fortunes changed.
A
kz in
, B
en jam in
,
ed. Studies in law, edited on behalf of the Faculty of Law.
Jerusalem, Magnes Press; London, Oxford University Press, 1958. 262 p.
(Scripta Hierosolymitana-no. 5)
A volume of essays, eight in English and one in French, on aspects of
Israeli and Comparative Law and legal history.
A
lleg ro
, J
ohn
M
arco
.
The people of the Dead Sea Scrolls in text and
pictures. London, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1959. 192 p.
A
lo n y
, Z
alman
J
o s eph
.
Ketonet Yosef. Dublin, 1959. I l l p.
Novellae on Tractate Mikwaot, by the Dayan of the Irish-Jewish
communities.
A
ltm an n
, A
lexan d er
,
ed. Between East and West: essays dedicated to the
memory of Bela Horovitz. London, East and West Library, 1958. 214 p.
F o u r t e e n essays on asp ec ts o f Jew ish th o u g h t a n d s ch o la rsh ip , w i th
sp e c ia l em ph a s is on th e co n t r ib u t io n s m ad e by G e rm a n - Jew ish s ch o la rs .
A
nglo
- I
srael
A
ssociation
. S a lu te to I s ra e l . L o n d o n , A n g lo - I s ra e l A s so c ia t ion ,
1958. 51
p .
A collection of brief articles by different writers on aspects of the
contemporary Israeli scene.
Babylonian Talmud. Students edition of the Babylonian Talmud, Baba
Kamma. Translated into English, with notes, glossary and indices by
E. W. Kirzner. London, Soncino Press, 1959. 804 p.
B
a ec k
, L
e o
.
God and man in Judaism: with a foreword by Leonard G.
Montefiore. London, Vallentine, Mitchell, 1958. 77 p. (Reprinted essay
from
Religions of the world,
edited by Professor C. Clemen, London,
Harrap, 1931) (American edition: Union of American Hebrew Congrega­
tions, New York)
An essay summarizing the essence of Judaism and highlighting the
author’s conception of the Deity.
B
e r l in
,
Sir
I
sa iah
.
Chaim Weizman. London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1958.
60 p.
(Herbert Samuel lectures - no. 2)
(American edition: Farrar, Straus
and Cudahy, New York)
A lecture recalling Weizman’s contribution to the Jewish national cause
and portraying his character and relationship with fellow Zionist workers.
Bible. The Holy Scriptures according to the Massoretic text. A new transla­
tion. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, and Cambridge
University Press, 1958. 1136 p.
A photographic reproduction of the classic Jewish edition of the Bible
in English.