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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
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housing, transport, mutual aid, activities in sea and air and
general industries with tables and figures. The main task of
Histadrut is the realization of Zionism. I t therefore encourages
and assists immigration and works in harmony with private enter-
prise. A considerable amount of new information on the role
Zionism plays in the making of Jewish Palestine is offered in the
new edition of
A short history of Zionism
by Shoshanna H. San-
kowsky (N. Y., Bloch, ’47), which presents a newly revised and en-
larged text of a popular and useful work on the Zionist movement.
Of considerable interest is a group of miscellaneous publications
which includes several worth-while titles. A collection of more
than sixty lyrically written brief, philosophic reflections coupled
with aphorisms and fables is offered in
Our unfinished world
by
Eli Almi (N. Y., Arco, ’47). I t includes thoughtful and penetrating
reflections on “Moses and Israel’s will to live,” “The survival of
the Jewish people” and a large variety of other and kindred
subjects.
Bitter herbs and honey
by David Schwartz (N. Y., Silver
Palm Press, ’47) is a well chosen compilation of selections from the
author’s contributions to the American-Jewish press. Written in
a light vein they present a wealth of unusually interesting curi-
osities culled from Jewish and kindred lore.
Foundations of
democracy
; a series of addresses edited by Frederick Ernest
Johnson (N. Y., Institute for Religious and Social Studies, ’47)
includes significant contributions by Drs. Louis Finkelstein and
Mordecai M. Kaplan. A measure of Jewish interest is attached
to
Freedom and experience
; essays presented to Horace M. Kallen,
edited by Sidney Hook and Milton Ridvas Konvitz (Ithaca,
Cornell University Press, ’47). Most of the contributions to the
volume, written by friends of Dr. Kallen on the occasion of his
sixty-fifth birthday, deal with philosophy and its relation to
other fields of knowledge.
ANNUAL PUBLICATIONS
To the publications to which the American Jewish community
looks forward annually there were added the forty-ninth volume
of the
American Jewish Year Book
(Philadelphia, Jewish Publica-
tion Society of America, ’47) and the third volume of
The Palestine
Year Book
(N. Y., Zionist Organization of America, ’47); The
Hebrew Union College issued the twentieth volume of its
Annual
(Cincinnati, ’47) and The Jewish Book Council of America pub-
lished the sixth volume of the
Jewish Book Annual
(N. Y., ’47).
There appeared the fifty-seventh
Year Book
of the Central Confer-
ence of American Rabbis (Cincinnati, ’47) and the Rabbinical As-
sembly of America issued the eighth volume of its
Proceedings