A PARTISAN GUIDE TO THE JEWISH PROBLEM by Milton Steinberg

A PARTISAN GUIDE TO THE JEWISH PROBLEM

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Despite the title, despite Rabbi Steinberg's confirmed position as a ""survivalist"" in contradistinction to the assimilationists -- this is a very fair, and very open-minded, consideration of sundry aspects of the Jewish problem. Opening with a plan for the rehabilitation of European Jewry, he goes on to review, historically, the sources of antisemition...the false counter-measures which have been adopted by the Jews such as self-suppression, self-correction, self-Gentilization--believing, and here lies his main argument, that self-acceptance among the Jews is the focal point, more Judaism rather than less, the assimilation of the Jewish tradition in modern life. The occupational restratification of the Jews, the organization of Jewish communities, the question of the Jewish Homeland (and the Palestinian achievements), all these as factors in solving the Jewish problem both within -- and without -- the Homeland. Less entertainingly presented than Ben Hecht's opus, this is more conscientious, more thought -- provoking as a study of an unsettled -- and divided within themselves -- minority.

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill