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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
96
(three volumes);
Hebrew Ethical W ills
(two volumes); and the
Ma aseh Book
(two volumes). Future additions to the Classics
Series depend on the raising of additional funds, the original fund
having been exhausted.
JUVENILES
Knowing of the great need for Jewish juveniles, the Society
has printed twenty-two excellent children’s books.
The Breakfast
of the Birds
, translated from the Hebrew of Judah Steinberg by
Emily Solis-Cohen, Jr., is a beautiful classic, on which several
generations of Jewish children have been reared. Three recent
juvenile books have become very popular:
What the Moon Brought
,
the story of the Jewish holidays for children; and its sequel
Little
New Angel
, both by Sadie Rose Weilerstein; and
The Aleph-Bet
Story Book
by Deborah Pessin.
HISTORIES
An historical Jewish Community Series, containing the history
of old-world Jewish communities, was projected many years ago.
The first book in the series,
The History of the Jews in Frankfort
appeared in 1929 and additional volumes have since been pub-
lished:
London
,
Venice
,
Vienna
,
Augsburg and Regensburg
,
Cologne
,
Rome
, and
Vilna.
A start has been made on Jewish history by countries:
The
History of the Jews of Ita ly; Germany;
and
Spain.
Others are
under way, as well as a series of histories on American-Jewish
communities.
In 1928, a one-volume Jewish history was published under the
joint authorship of Alexander Marx and Max L. Margolis. This
is the most authorative one-volume Jewish history ever printed;
50,000 copies have been sold, and translations made into Spanish
and French. In 1946 a briefer one-volume history, profusely illus-
trated, written by the Society’s Editor, Dr. Solomon Grayzel, was
an immediate success. Two printings were sold out in less than
one year.
BIBLE COMMENTARIES
A series of commentaries on the
Bible
has been started.
Micah
by Max L. Margolis was published in 1908;
־Deuteronomy
by
Joseph Reider, in 1937; and
Numbers
by Julius H. Greenstone
in 1939.
Proverbs
, by the same author, will be published in 1949.