Academic journal article Shofar

Biography, Autobiography, Memoirs, Diaries

Academic journal article Shofar

Biography, Autobiography, Memoirs, Diaries

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Biography, Autobiography, Memoirs, Diaries

Emma Lazarus Rediscovered, by Eve Merriam. New York: Biblio Press, 1999. 184 pp. ISBN 0-930395-29-8 (c); 0-930395-28-X (p).

Emma Lazarus is known to most Americans as the author of "The New Colossus," which is inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. She was an impassioned thinker whose writings reflect her concern about social issues and antisemitism here and abroad.

The Life and Work of Ludwig Lewisohn, Vol. I: "A Touch of Wildness," by Ralph Melnick. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1998. 758 pp. ISBN 0-8142-2692-7.

The Life and Work of Ludwig Lewisohn, Vol. II: "This Dark and Desperate Age," by Ralph Melnick. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1998. 588 pp. ISBN 0-8143-2765-6.

The first volume of the biography of Ludwig Lewisohn traces the life of this literary figure to 1934. The second volume portrays Lewisohn's last decades as an outspoken opponent of Nazi Germany, a leading promoter of Jewish resettlement in Palestine, a member of Brandeis University's first faculty, and one of the earliest voices advocating Jewish renewal in America.

Moses Mendelssohn: A Biographical Study, by Alexander Altmann. Oxford: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 1998. …

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