Page 48 - Jewish Book Annual Volume 9 (1950-1951)

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J EW I S H BOOK ANNUAL
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R
o t h
,
H a y y i m Y e h u d a .
Hachinuch veerkay haadam
(Education and human values').
Tel Aviv, Dvir, 1949. 198 p.
Roth makes a considerable contribution to the current debate over the ulti-
mate aims of education, especially its human or humanistic aims.
S
c h w a r t z
, S
h o l o m
.
Ussishkin be’igrotav
( Ussishkin in his letters).
Jerusalem,
Mass, 1949. 299 p.
No t strictly a collection of letters, this well integrated story of one of the
creators of the Jewish National Fund illuminates a few more or less obscure
corners of a notable career.
S
h m u e l i
, E
p h r a i m
.
Anshe harenaissance
(Men of the Renaissance).
Tel Aviv,
Masada, 1949. 286 p.
This book, first of a three-volume work on the Renaissance, and here dealing
at length — and perhaps for the first time in Hebrew literature — with
Machiavelli’s life and doctrines, is the product of an erudite “ solid” author who
has a scintillating way with words.
Z
e m o r a h
, I
s r a e l
.
Safrut al paroshat dorot {Literature on the crossroads of genera-
tions).
Tel Aviv, Machberot Lesifrut, 1950. 3 volumes.
Iconoclastic and keen, this writer examines many literary problems as well
as literary figures and arrives at the prejudiced but legitimate opinion tha t
the “ new” alone is of value and needs cultivating.
Z
h a k
,
M. E.
Arugot
(
Garden beds).
Jerusalem, Mossad Harav Kook, 1949. 264 p.
Graceful, reflective essays by a late esthete, whose appeal, though quite
esoteric, should not have been limited to the discriminating few.