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A M E R I C A N H E B R E W B O O K S
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By
T
heodore
W
ie n e r
T
HE untimely passing of Daniel Persky, that indomitable
champion of the Hebrew language and its literature,
leaves a great void in the ranks of those who have struggled
to make Hebrew significant and meaningful in the life of the
American Jew. Not the least of his labors in this cause was
the compilation of American Hebrew books published here in
previous years, which gave him the opportunity to contemplate
the annual harvest of what he regarded to be most precious.
The short time available in preparing this list is un-
doubtedly largely responsible for the much smaller number
of books included this year. The editors will be grateful if any
omission is called to their attention so that these titles may be
saved for next year’s bibliography.
I t is characteristic of American Jewish life that Hebrew is
considered primarily the language of prayer and the expression
of religious ideas. Thus, most of the books mentioned here
have a religious content, the majority being reprints or facsimile
editions of works having appeared in Europe during the past
century. These have been separated from the new books in order
to set forth more clearly what has been the true creation for
this year.
For the benefit of those readers not conversant with Hebrew,
brief explanatory notes about the nature of the books and their
authors have been added, but these are not exact translations
of the titles, since titles of rabbinic works usually bear little
relation to their contents.
T R A D I T I O N A L W O R K S
ת י ב
, א נ פ ל ו א
ק ל ח
, י ש ש
א ר ק נ ה
ת ע
. ת ו ש ע ל
ץ ב ו ק
ת ו נ ו י ע ר
ת ו ח י ש ו
ת ו ר ו ת ו
פ ״ ע ב ש
י ד י מ ל ת מ
, ט ״ ש ע ב ה
י נ ו א ג מ
ר ס ו מ ה
י ל ו ד ג מ ו
ם י נ ו ר ח א ה
ל ע
י ק ר פ
ת ו ב א
ת ו ר ע ה ו
ל ע
ת ו י ע ב
. ן מ ז ה
ת א מ
י ב צ
ב ק ע י
. ם א ה א ר ב א
, ן י ל ק ו ר ב
. א ״ כ ש ת
1 6 0 מ ע ,.
Commentary on the
Ethics of the Fathers
and thoughts on modern problems
culled from the sayings of the Baal Shem, the founder of Hassidism, from his
disciples and from the leaders of the Musar movement, a 19th century ascetic
and pietistic mov e m e n t in Eastern Europe, by Zebi Jacob Abraham.
ה ר א ה
. ת ר ק ב ו
ת א מ
ה ש מ
. ן א ו ו
, ק ר ו י ־ ו י נ
. א ״ כ ש ת
2 9
/ מ ע
About A b r a h a m Ibn Ezra, Moses, Maimonides, against Spinoza, and in
praise of the Bible, by Moses W a h n .