The Other New York Jewish Intellectuals

The Other New York Jewish Intellectuals

by Carole S Kessner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814746608

ISBN-13: 9780814746608

Pub. Date: 10/01/1994

Publisher: New York University Press

Irving Howe. Saul Bellow. Lionel Trilling. These are names that immediately come to mind when one thinks of the New York Jewish intellectuals of the late thirties and forties.

And yet the New York Jewish intellectual community was far larger and more diverse than is commonly thought. In The Other New York Jewish Intellectuals we find a group of thinkers

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Irving Howe. Saul Bellow. Lionel Trilling. These are names that immediately come to mind when one thinks of the New York Jewish intellectuals of the late thirties and forties.

And yet the New York Jewish intellectual community was far larger and more diverse than is commonly thought. In The Other New York Jewish Intellectuals we find a group of thinkers who may not have had widespread celebrity status but who fostered a real sense of community within the Jewish world in these troubled times. What unified these men and women was their commitment and allegiance to the Jewish people.

Here we find Hayim Greenberg, Henry Hurwitz, Marie Syrkin, Maurice Samuel, Ben Halperin, Trude Weiss-Rosmarin, Morris Raphael Cohen, Ludwig Lewisohn, Milton Steinberg, Will Herberg, A. M. Klein, and Mordecai Kaplan, and many others. Divided into 3 sections—Opinion Makers, Men of Letters, and Spiritual Leaders—the book will be of particular interest to students and others interested in Jewish studies, American intellectual history, as well as history of the 30s and 40s.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814746608
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1994
Series:
Reappraisals in Jewish Social and Intellectual History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
394
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Hayim Greenberg, Jewish Intellectual25
2Marie Syrkin: An Exemplary Life51
3Ben Halpern: "At Home in Exile"71
4Trude Weiss-Rosmarin and the Jewish Spectator101
5Morris Raphael Cohen125
6Horace M. Kallen144
7Ludwig Lewisohn: A Life in Zionism160
8Henry Hurwitz: Editor, Gadfly, Dreamer191
9"Not the Recovery of a Grave, but of a Cradle": The Zionist Life of Marvin Lowenthal206
10The Education of Maurice Samuel228
11Charles Reznikoff247
12A. M. Klein: The Intellectual As a True Ohev Israel268
13Mordecai M. Kaplan291
14Milton Steinberg313
15Will Herberg353
Contributors367
Index371

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