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D. Kirshenbaum’s collections of traditional wit and wisdom; C.
Kruger’s biography of Maimonides; Rabbi A. Price’s
Mishnat
Abraham
and
Imrai Abraham;
Rabbi A. Rosenberg’s
Likutei
Bet Aaron;
Rabbi M. Schwartzman’s Bible commentary
Meir
Einayim
and his biography of the first Rebbe of Gur. In addition,
Rabbi A. Shtern’s collections
Hut im ha-Meshulashim, Eidot be-
Yisrael
and
Kvuzat Ki tbei Agadah;
Stolnitz’
Music in Jewish
Life;
H. J. Wiener’s
Beth Jacob;
D. Zehman’s
Minhat Salah;
and
Wolofsky’s
Fun Eibikn Kval.
Special reference should be made to the scores of widely
popular religious pamphlets, books, biographies and other works
from the prolific pen of Rabbi Judah Rosenberg of Montreal to
nourish millions of readers in the Polish heartland.
By the same token, Canada boasts a fair sermonic literature
including the books of Rabbis M. N. Eisendrath, Joshua J. Stern,
Julius Berger, M. De Sola, H. Lipshitz, and Stuart Rosenberg, to
mention only a few. Cognizance should be taken also of the many
non-Jewish scholars of Judaism and the Old Testament. Interest
also attaches to numerous books on Judaism and religion written
by Canadian
Meshumadim
and by Christians seeking to convert
Jews.
Synagogues have of course been publishing for many decades.
Some of their issues are replete with useful information, as are
the numerous publications of other community institutions in-
eluding the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Jewish schools, the
Jewish Public Library, etc.
The sociological literature of Canadian Jewry consists to a
large extent of the writings of Louis Rosenberg, F.R.Econ.S.,
F.S.S., notably his
Canada's Jews
(1939). We might also note
S. E. Silcox and G. Fisher’s
Catholics, Jews and Protestants
(1939).
In the field of music, mention might be made of Israel Rabino-
vitch’s
Of Jewish Music
(1952) and
Music bei Yidn
(1940).
Extensive Literature on Palestine
The extensive Canada-Palestine literature reflects the una-
nimity of Canadian Jewry on Zionism. In addition to the vast
pamphlet literature, special recognition should be accorded S.
Belkin’s
Die Poalei Zion Bavegung in Canada
(1956) and B.
Figler’s
From Mandate to State: the Story of the Zionist Order
Habonim
(1951).
Interesting too are the records of Palestine pilgrimages by
Jews, including B. Bloomfield, M. Dickstein, H. Wolofsky; and
by Catholics, H. Cimon, J. Delaplanche, F. Dulac, J. Dupuis,
J. Emard, P. Farley, J. D. Gillis, L. Gingras, Mgr. de Goesbriand,
J. Hebert, A. Hiral, M. Gregoire-Coupal, F. de Ghyvelde, Bro.