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BLOCH ---- THE YEAR ’S BOOKSHELF
Stories of Jewish wit and wisdom collected from Jewish folklore,
from eastern Europe and from modern Jewish life in America are
offered in
Here is a good one
; stories of Jewish wit and wisdom by
Rabbi S. Felix Mendelsohn, with an introduction by A. A. Brill
(New York, Bloch, 1947). This is the third of the compiler’s
collections of Jewish humor. I t was preceded by
The Jew laughs
(Chicago, 1935) and
Let laughter ring
(Philadelphia, 1941).
Oddities from Hebraic literature
by Solomon Lenchitz, illustrated
by Sydney O. Roye (New York, Bloch, 1946) contains a few bits
of lore selected from Jewish literary curiosities.
The new Jewish
cook book of favorite recipes
by Betty Dean (New York, Hebrew
Publishing Company, 1947) is the kind of a volume which should
prove useful in the kitchen of every good Jewish home.
Jewish
luminaries in medical history
and a catalogue on works bearing on
the subject of the Jews and medicine from the private library of
Harry Friedenwald (Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press, 1946) con-
tains much material not normally accessible in generally known
reference works.
To Doctor R
: essays here collected and published
in honor of the seventieth birthday of Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach,
J u ly 22, 1946 (Philadelphia, 1946), contains thirty-one contribu-
tions, written for the most part by noted librarians and collectors
including several of Jewish interest.
There has also been the usual supply of annual publications to
which the American Jewish community has become accustomed.
The forty-eighth volume of the
American Jewish year book
(Phila-
delphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1946) and the
second volume of
The Palestine year book
(New York, Zionist
Organization of America, 1946), maintain the high reputation
they enjoy as works of reference. So do the fifty-sixth
Yearbook
of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (Cincinnati, 1947)
and the fifth
Jewish book annual
(New York, Jewish Book Coun-
cil of America, 1946). The nineteenth
Hebrew Union College
annual
(Cincinnati, 1946) and the first
Y IVO Annua l of Jewish
social science
(New York, Yiddish Scientific Institute , 1946) are
rich in worth-while studies in Jewish learning and kindred sub-
jects. The
Proceedings
of the third session of the American Jewish
Conference, edited by Ruth Hershman (New York, The Con-
ference, 1946) contains material pertaining to the fate of the Jews
today.
The annual output of tracts and pamphlets of Jewish interest
is enormous. Merely a few are recorded here. “ To
do justly
. .
by Meyer Waxman (Chicago, Anti-Defamation League of B’nai
Brith, 1946) is a competently written trac t in which an endeavor
is made “ to outline the principal features and characteristics of
the Jewish view of conduct in life.” In
A program fo r Judaism