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end. There is now a demand in England for books on Jewish
subjects and there is to some extent a means of meeting this
demand satisfactorily. As a consequence publishers are no longer
chary of publishing such books at their own risk and authors can
be reasonably certain of getting some financial return for their
work and, still better, of securing attention to the views they put
forward. Mention has already been made of the new editions of
the two histories of the Jews in England that are in the press. In
Hutchinson’s “University Library” in which Professor Leon
Roth’s edition of
The Guidefo r the Perplexed
has already appeared,
at least one other book of Jewish interest, on the Jewish Sects
by Maurice Simon, is ready for the printers. The Hon. Edwin
Samuel is writing a book on the Administration of Palestine under
the Mandate for the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and
Dr. Eva Reichmann has completed one on the causes of the
catastrophe of German Jewry for Victor Gollancz. The East and
West Library have in hand a selection from the
Writings of
Maimonides
by Professor Julius Guttman of the Hebrew Univer-
sity, a new edition of the
Autobiography of Solomon Maimon
, to
be edited by Dr. Hugo Bergmann, and a
Survey of Modern Jewish
Thought
by Mr. Eric Unger. Paul Emden, who, since his settle-
ment in England has written much on economic subjects in their
English — sometimes their Jewish-English — setting, is at work
on the papers of the famous Berlin Jewish banker, Bleichroeder.
Finally two Anglo-Jewish anniversaries are to be celebrated, some-
what belatedly as a consequence of the recent war, by a history of
the Great Synagogue, the premier Ashkenazi congregation in
England, by Cecil Roth, and another of
The Jewish Chronicle
which celebrated its centenary eight years ago.
All the aforementioned books have been or are to be published
in England. In a few instances their authors are resident abroad.
Of the others, the overwhelming majority, a number have orig-
inated in Central Europe but, welcomed by Jew and non-Jew,
have settled in England, where by now they have become a part
of Anglo-Jewry.
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