THE AMERICAN JEW by Dr. Oscar -- Ed. Janowsky

THE AMERICAN JEW

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A composite portrait made by presenting different phases of American Jewry as seen by leaders of Jewish thought in the fields of religion, education, letters. This is volume two in a survey undertaken by Hadassah, the women's Zionist organization. The general trend is, naturally, in favor of the Zionist movement and the re-building of Palestine as a Jewish state; most of the contributors seem to tend towards the reconstructionism program, which seems to be a modification of orthodoxy, a strengthening of the weaknesses of the reformed element, an expanding of fundamentals of the educational program, and the preserving of free opportunity to make the desired and necessary vocational adjustments. Against an historical background, the various facets are presented -- religion, education, culture, economic trends, anti-Semitism, current philosophy of Jewish life, and Zionism. Enlightening for Jews and Christians.

Pub Date: Oct. 14th, 1942
Publisher: Harper