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T y T I RT H A BOOK OF MODERN JEWISH THOUGHT SELECTED AND EDITED BY LUDWIG LEWISOHN PUBLISHERS Harper 6 Brothers NEW YORK 1935 LONDON l TO MY SON AND HIS MOTHER ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I AM deeply indebted to the Jiidischer Verlag of Berlin and to its managing director, Dr. Siegmund Katznelson, for permission to excerpt, translate, and print the extracts from the works of Theodor Herzl, Achad HaAm, A. D Gordon, Jacob Klatzkin, F, Bernstein, Theodor Lessing and the editorial from the Judische Rundschau, which has since appeared in a volume published by the Jiidischer Verlag under the title Ja-sagen zum Judentum, For permission to print all the other material in this volume except such as is in the public domain I am indebted to the great kindness and generosity of the au thors Dr. Martin Buber Heppenheirn a. d. Bergstrasse, Dr. Hans Kohn Smith College, Dr. Hugo Bergmann Jerusalem, Arnold Zweig Jerusalem, Dr. Max Brod Praha, Maxime Piha Paris, to whose friendly services I also owe a French version of the fragments of Alfonso Pacifici Professor Albert Einstein Princeton University, Mr. Justice Louis D, Brandeis Washington, Dr. Stephen S. Wise New York, Louis Lipsky New York, Profes sor Mordecai M. Kaplan Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Professor Shalom Spiegel The Jewish Insti tute of Religion and Maurice Samuel New York and Tel Aviv . I owe fruitful suggestions and bibliographical material to my friend Saul S. Spiro of Burlington, Vermont. LL CONTENTS PREFACE xiii INTRODUCTION xvii MOSES HESS L A Living People 3 II. Vain Flight 3 III. The Folk in the East, 5 IV. The Jewish Religion 6 V. Light from the Past 7 VI. Judaism and Humanity 7 VII. The Last Word 9 LEON PINSKER FromAutoemancipation 13 THEODOR HERZL L The Jewish Question 24 II. Things as They Are 26 III. Modern Anti-Semitism 27 IV. The State 29 V. Fragments from the Diaries 30 MAX NORDAU The Modern Crises in Jewish History 34 BERNARD LAZARE Notes on a Conversion 47 ACHAD HA AM L Outer Freedom and Inner Servitude 55 II. A Crumb of Comfort 56 IIL National Ethics 63 AARON DAVID GORDON I. Work and Culture 73 II. On Rebirth in the Dispersion 77 ix MARTIN BUBER I. The Meaning 9 II. Of Oneness 95 III. Ultimate Aims 98 IV. The True Foundation 100 V. The Central Myth 103 VI. The Only Way 104 VII. The Primal Powers 107 ALFONSO PACIFIC I. Uniqueness 111 II. Power xi i III. Rebirth 114 HANS KOHN The People of the Yoke 118 HUGO BERGMANN I. True Autonomy 130 II. The Sanctification of the Name 135 III. Pesach and the People of This Time 143 ARNOLD ZWEIG I. Ultimate Causes 150 II. And the Jews 154 III. The Inner Tragedy 158 IV. Rebirth 163 JACOB KJLATZKIN The Heroic Life 168 FRITZ BERNSTEIN I. The Sources of Human Hostility 174 II. Racial Anti-Semitism 177 III. Last Words 180 THEODOR LESSING The Western Jew 185 MAX BRO I. Jewish Nai vet6 193 II. The Great Transition in a Jewish Life 196 ALBERT EINSTEIN Assimilation and Nationalism 203 MA XI ME PI HA Of Youth Returning 215 LOUIS Z. BRANDEIS I, Democracy and Nationality 223 II. Nations and Nationalities 225 III, Zionism 228 IV. Zionism and Patriotism 2355 STEPHEN S WISE Rededication 236 LOUIS LIPSKY There Is Singing on Mount Scopus 247 MORDECAI M. KAPLAN Judaism as a Civilization 254 LUJDWIG LEWISOHN I. Disassociation 275 II. Ways of 3Life 282 III. Crisis 287 IV. To Youth 296 SHALOM SPIEGEL The Curse o a Lie t 305 MAURICE SAMUEL I Jewry and the World Mob 316 II.Lights in Darkness 523 III. The Secret 329 EDITORS OF THE JEWISH REVIEW Wear It with Pride the Yellow Badgel 336 xi PREFACE FOR nearly a decade now the insistent question has been addressed to me by both Jews and Gentiles Where in the English language are we to obtain knowledge of Jewry and of Judaism and what are we to study and what are we to point out to others The questioners were not always equipped with even a minimum of knowledge or of true zeal for it. A good deal of sound Jewish lore and learning has for a long time existed in English...
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