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This week in each of the past nine years has been designated as Jewish Book Week. The most fitting way in which it ban be observed in this column is by providing a list, necessarily incomplete, of books by, for and about Jews published in the last year. Many of these books have been reviewed or mentioned in the Bulletin, so that the only comment we need make is to point out a few of the particularly high spots.

Honors in the novel must be shared by Franz Werfel’s "Forty Days of Musa Dagh" and Sholom Asch’s "Salvation"; Alfred Neumann’s "Another Caesar" is no inconsiderable achievement, and among first novels, Henry Roths "Call It Sleep" certainly merits a high position.

Among the books on general cultural subjects, such as biography, arts and letters, special mention must be made of Albert Einstein’s "The World As I See It," which sheds the light of the great scientist’s genial wisdom on many every-day problems; also of Stefan Zweig’s "Erasmus of Rotterdam," which is a monument to international understanding as well as a fine biography.

The following books on Jewish subjects are of importance: "The Jews in Germany," by Josef Kastein; "The Trust About "The Protocols of Zion’," by Herman Bernstein; "We Jews," by George Sokolsky, and "The Jews in Palestine," by Abraham Revusky.

It is noteworthy that three playwrights have achieved the recognition of book publication, chief among them Clifford Odets, the young dramatist whose star has risen high this year. The list on the whole though surprisingly short, is also surprisingly high in quality. Here it is:

Appel, Benjamin—Brain Guy

Asch, Sholom—Salvation (Translated by Willa and Edwin Muir)

Berg, Louis—Revelations of a Prison Doctor

Bernstein, Herman — The Truth About "The Protocols of Zion"

Bernstein, Moshe—Self-Government of the Jews in Palestine

Bodenheim, Maxwell—Slow Vision

Brandeis, Justice Louis D.—Miscellaneous Papers

Cohen-Portheim, Paul—The Message of Asia

Dahlberg, Edward—No Giants Live Here

De Haas, Jacob—Palestine

Dennen, Leon—Where the Ghetto Ends

Eastman, Max—Art and Propaganda

Einstein, Albert—The World As I See It

Engelbrecht, H. C.—Jewish Contributions to Civilization.

Ferber, Edna—Come and Get It

Fischer, Louis—Soviet Journey

Feuchtwanger, Lion—Three Plays Marianne in India

Franken, Rose—Twice Born

Friedman, Lee M.—Early American Jews

Robert Grosseteste and the Jews

Golding, Louis—This Wanderer

The Camberwell Beauty

Halper, Albert—The Foundry

Hirschfield, Magnus—Men and Women

Ish-Kishor, Sulamith—Magnificent Hadrian

Karsner, David—John Brown

Kastein, Josef—The Jews in Germany

Kaufman, Wolfe—Tender Cheeks

Knopf, Dr. Olga—Women on Their Own

Kunitz, Joshua—Dawn Over Samarkand: The Rebirth of Central Asia

Lania, Leo—Land of Promise

Levy, Melvin—Gold Eagle Guy

Lewisohn, Ludwig—Rebirth

Lyons, Eugene—Moscow Carrousel

Marcus, Dr. Jacob R.—The Rise and Destiny of the German Jew

Munz, Dr. J. —Maimonides—The Story of His Life and Genious Translated by Henry T. Schnittkind

Matveev, Michel—Weep Not for the Dead

Nathan, Robert—Road of Ages Jonah or the Withering Vine

Neumann, Alfred—Another Caesar

Newman, Louis —The Hassidic Anthology.

Odets, Clifford—Three Plays

Revusky, Abraham—Jews in Palestine

Roth, Henry—Call It Sleep

Roth, Joseph—Tarabas Antichrist

Ruppin, Arthur—The Jews in the Modern World

Slesinger, Tess—The Unpossessed

Sokolsky, George E.—We Jews

Stern, G. B.—Shining and Free

Untermeyer, Louis—The Last Pirate

Waldman, Mark—Goethe and the Jews

Werfel, Franz—The Forty Days of Musa Dagh

Wolfe, Dr. W. Béran—A Woman’s Best Years

Wolfson, Prof. Harry Austryn—Philosophy of Spinoza

Zeitlin, Solomon—Maimonides

Zweig, Stefan—Erasmus of Rutterdam.

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