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The Other New York Jewish Intellectuals
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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. List of Illustrations
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-22
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  1. PART ONE Opinion Makers
  2. pp. 23-23
  1. CHAPTER 1 Hayim Greenberg, Jewish Intellectual
  2. pp. 25-50
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  1. CHAPTER 2 Marie Syrkin: An Exemplary Life
  2. pp. 51-70
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  1. CHAPTER 3 Ben Halpern: "At Home in Exile"
  2. pp. 71-100
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  1. CHAPTER 4 Trude Weiss-Rosmarin and the Jewish Spectator
  2. pp. 101-121
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  1. PART TWO Men of Letters
  2. pp. 123-123
  1. CHAPTER 5 Morris Raphael Cohen
  2. pp. 125-143
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  1. CHAPTER 6 Horace M. Kallen
  2. pp. 144-159
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  1. CHAPTER 7 Ludwig Lewisohn: A Life in Zionism
  2. pp. 160-190
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  1. CHAPTER 8 Henry Hurwitz: Editor, Gadfly, Dreamer
  2. pp. 191-205
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  1. CHAPTER 9 "Not the Recovery of a Grave, but of a Cradle": The Zionist Life of Marvin Lowenthal
  2. pp. 206-227
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  1. CHAPTER 10 The Education of Maurice Samuel
  2. pp. 228-246
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  1. CHAPTER 11 Charles Reznikoff
  2. pp. 247-267
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  1. CHAPTER 12 A. M. Klein: The Intellectual As a True Ohev Israel
  2. pp. 268-287
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  1. PART THREE Spiritual Leaders
  2. pp. 289-289
  1. CHAPTER 13 Mordecai M. Kaplan
  2. pp. 291-312
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  1. CHAPTER 14 Milton Steinberg
  2. pp. 313-352
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  1. CHAPTER 15 Will Herberg
  2. pp. 353-365
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 371-382
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 392-404
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