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Kraus Reprint Company, which is distributing the back issues
of the
Jewish Book Annual,
has reprinted those out of print, so
that all volumes are now available. The Council continues to dis­
tribute the recently published volumes.
Dr. A. Alan Steinbach served as editor of the
an office
he has filled for the previous sixteen volumes. Philip Goodman
was the managing editor, and the associate editors were Hyman B.
Bass, Dr. Menahem G. Glenn, Dr. Jacob Kabakoff and Dr. I.
Edward Kiev.
Once again the Council is indebted to a number of individuals
and foundations for rendering possible publication of the
Book Annual,
notably, Dr. A. Alan Steinbach, Dr. Gilbert Klaper.
man and the late Dr. Mortimer J. Cohen, past presidents of the
Council, the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation and its president,
Mr. Harry Starr, and the Israel Matz Foundation and its presi­
dent. Dr. I. Edward Kiev.
Jewish Bookland
The innovations introduced in
Jexvish Bookland
during the
past year, including essay-type reviews, combined reviews and the
listing of books with brief annotations, have been instrumental in
coping with the problem posed by the increasing output of Judaica.
The two double issues of
Jewish Bookland
have also made it pos­
sible to publish reviews within a reasonable time after the publi­
cation of books.
The editorial board of
Jewish Bookland
consists of Alexander
Alan Steinbach, editor; Philip Goodman, associate editor; Lionel
Koppman, managing editor; Jacob Kabakoff, Hebrew books; Sol
Liptzin, Yiddish books, and Charles Angoff, Bernard J. Bamberger,
Morris Epstein and Solomon Grayzel.
Sundry Publications
During the past year, the Council issued a number of new
Essays on Jewish Booklore,
a 416-page compendium of articles
selected from the 29 volumes of the
Jewish Book Annual,
was co­
published with Ktav Publishing House. The volume includes
articles by many of the foremost Jewish writers of the past genera­
tion and is divided into the following sections: Great Jewish Books,