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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
German Israelites, witnessed a constant growth in Jewish self-
confidence, an intensification of Jewish belongingness. I t ended
with a repudiation of the melting-pot ideology and an accep­
tance of biculturalism—the living in American space and Jewish
time, the full participation in the most developed of Western
cultures and in the most moral of ancient cultures.
This destiny is being lived by most American Jews as they
enter upon the third century of American independence and is
finding creative expression not only in magnificent American
Jewish institutions, but also in talented literary and scholarly
works that enhance the quality of American Jewishness.