In this issue …
IN JEWISH LOOKS AT THE AMERICAN SCENE, Reuben E. Gross examines the recent events in Wayne, New Jersey, and suggests that the New York Times was responsible for creating “a tempest in a teapot,” which was then vigorously stirred by Jewish defense organizations. He then asks the question, “Has humanism become anti-humanism?”-against the background of renewed legislative efforts to revise traditional moral codes.
TORAH ETHICS IN BUSINESS, Harold Jacobs, himself a businessman, asks some searching questions, and wonders whether honesty is really “the best policy?”
The last day of Pesach this year marks the thirtieth Yahrtzeit of the great Jewish thinker, Nathan Birnbaum. In his lifetime he ran the gamut of Jewish ideologies, finally coming home from exile, as he puts it, to commitment to Torah. In this new translation, FROM FREETHINKER TO BELIEVER, Birnbaum describes the journey of his spirit, a path on which many contemporary Jews have yet to find their way.
THE MAHARAL ON GEULAH, selections from the writings of the Great Rabbi Loew of Prague, whose association in the minds of many Jews with the Golem, has obscured his monumental contribution to Torah literature.
“ANTI-SHEMIOT YISRAELIT,” an article which appeared in the Israeli press which gives tragic testimony to the tragic hostility of many Israelis to the traditional Jew.
BOOK REVIEWS, by Joseph Elias:
THESE AND THOSE
THE MOST PRECIOUS GIFT
ISRAEL DIGEST, Menachem Greenberg
SECOND LOOKS AT THE JEWISH SCENE:
HADASSAH AND AUTOPSIES
A MYTHICAL INTERVIEW
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR