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Rabbi Dr. Isidore Epstein

Cecil Roth and Ruth P. Lehmann

<plain_text><page sequence="1">Rabbi Dr. Isidore Epstein, B.A., Ph.D., D.Lit., 1894-1962 An appreciation by CECIL ROTH, D.Phil. With a bibliography of his published works by RUTH P. LEHMANN, F.L.A. Of the native-trained scholars?alas, too few?produced by Anglo-Jewry, Isidore Epstein was in his quiet and unassuming way perhaps the most versatile as well as, with very few exceptions, the most prolific; and he combined with this the supreme scholarly quality com? mended by the Rabbis, that nothing that came from his pen was not worthy of his reputation. English was not indeed his cradle-language, as was sometimes obvious when he spoke; and because of his early upbringing he had a knowledge of French which supercilious visitors sometimes found disconcerting. But he mastered literary English in a sense of which this may be said of very few Jewish scholars who have written in the English language. Like all good stylists, he took enormous pains in his writing, and what appeared to the reader to be so easy and spontaneous was sometimes the result of long endeavour and experiment and (as I can personally testify) of consultation. But the result was always such as to justify the pains that he had expended. Those who are most familiar with his latest production tend to overlook the fact that his first scholarly works were in the field of history rather than of Talmudics or religious philo? sophy. His two monographs on the 'Responsa* of R. Solomon ben Adreth and of R. Simon ben Zemah Duran, considered as sources for the history of their times, were not merely pioneering studies of their kind (and much imitated subsequently) but are still widely con? sulted and quoted in historical monographs. Some of us, whose interests lie peculiarly in this direction, sometimes cannot help regretting that he did not do further work in these, at that time almost untilled, fields. But his interests were far wider. It was, one may say, the Rabbinic rather than the historic aspects of these areas of research that had engaged him especially, and it was natural for him to expand this aspect of his many-sided activity. At the time of the Maimonides octocentenary in 1935 he was naturally asked to edit the volume of eommemoratory essays, and at this time also he published a series of articles in learned periodicals and reviews on problems of Jewish law on the one hand and of religious philo? sophy on the other. Thus he was the obvious choice for the arduous task (how arduous only those who were in close touch with him at the time or who laboured in the same publishing orbit can fully appreciate) of editing the English translation of the Babylonian Talmud, published from 1935 onwards. This is almost the most ambitious literary project ever under? taken in the world of English-speaking Jewry, and perhaps his task was more taxing than that of any other worker in this sphere has ever been. It is no secret that he found himself confronted with the work not only of revising, correcting, and editing, but sometimes of re? writing, almost from the beginning to the end, material which was submitted in an unsatis? factory shape?without, however, receiving or assuming any special credit for what he had done. The burden of the task would have broken a less ebullient personality, and for a time indeed its traces even on him were readily discernible. But he recovered from the crisis; and now began a further stage in his literary career, that of the religious philosopher, largely engaged in the interpretation of Juda? ism to the man in the street, whether Jew or Gentile. This was to culminate in his remark? able Pelican book on Judaism, which had such outstanding success, was translated into foreign languages, reached a vast public in many lands, and (it is arguable) has done more to establish a true picture of the Jewish faith in the popular mind than almost any other work in our generation. One need not erect monuments for the y 327</page><page sequence="2">328 Cecil Roth and Ruth P. Lehmann righteous, whose good works are their best monuments, said the Rabbis. There is no need for a monument of granite for Isidore Epstein, or a tablet on the wall of the institution to which he devoted so much of his life, in order to commemorate his long years of self-sacrifice on its behalf. His published works are his memorial. BIBLIOGRAPHY 1924 The letters of Chief Rabbi Kook In The Jewish Chronicle, Supplement No. 43, p. iii, London, 1924 1925 The 'Responsa' of Rabbi Solomon ben Adreth of Barcelona (1235-1310) as a source of the history of Spain. Studies in the communal life of the Jews in Spain as reflected in the 'Responsa' x, 122 pp. London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1925 A universal Yeshibah In The Jewish Chronicle, Supplement No. 53, pp. iii-iv, London, 1925 1926 'Loyalty': address delivered . . . Saturday, 30 Oct. 1926. Souvenir of the visit of His Worship the Mayor, Coun. W. H. Cros thwaite and the Corporation of Middles? brough to the Brentnall St. Synagogue 12 pp. Middlesbrough, 1926 The Hispano-Jewish communities in North Africa In The Jewish Chronicle, Supplement No. 66, pp. ii-iii, London, 1926 Cyrus and Balfour: a striking historical com? parison In The Jewish Chronicle, Supplement No. 71, pp. i-ii, London, 1926 1927 Problems of revival and adjustment In The Jewish Chronicle, Supplement No. 79, pp. 24-27, London, 1927 (Reissued in Papers read at the Third Conference of Anglo-Jewish Preachers, pp. 18-30, and in Judaism of Tradition, 1931) Jewish legalism [paper read before the Schechter Society, Cambridge, 11.11.27] In The Jewish Chronicle, Supplement No. 83, pp. i-iii, London, 1927 1928 The ceremonial laws in the economy of Judaism In The Jewish Library, first series, edited by Leo Jung, pp. 353-369, New York, Mac millan, 1928 Judaism and modern thought (in interview) In The Jewish Chronicle, No. 3,110, p. 25, London, 1928 1929 The teaching of religion: an address delivered at the annual meeting of the Union of Hebrew and Religion Classes at Jews' College on June 7th 1929 In The Jewish Guardian, No. 507, pp. 8-9, London, 1929 9 pp. London, Council of the Jewish War Memorial, 1929 (Educational Publication 8) (Reissued in Judaism of Tradition, 1931) Judaism and modern knowledge In The Jewish Chronicle, Supplement No. 102, pp. iii-v, London, 1929 1930 The Responsa of Rabbi Simon b. Zemah Duran as a source of the history of the Jews in North Africa viii, 108 pp. London, Oxford University Press, 1930 (Jews' College Publications 13) 1931 Judaism of tradition: essays 224 pp. London, E. Goldston, 1931 Das Problem des g-ttlichen Willens in der Sch?pfung nach Maimonides, Gersonides und Crescas (aus dem Englischen ?ber? tragen von R. L.) In Monatsschrift f?r Geschichte und Wissen? schaft des Judentums, lxxv, pp. 335-347, Frankfort, Kauffmann Verlag, 1931 1932 Judaism and ethics In Views: a Jewish monthly, ii, No. 5, pp. 21-28, London, 1932</page><page sequence="3">Rabbi Dr. Isidore Epstein 329 1933 The Ketubah collection at the Jewish Museum In The Jewish Chronicle, No. 3, 362, pp. 26 and 28, London, 1933 pansm Tin1? nma *m In pip :na?n ??tt?n, edited by P. Dickstein, pp. 125-134, Tel-Aviv, 1933 1934 The Jewish woman in the Responsa (900 c.e. 1500 c.e.) In The Jewish Library, third series, edited by Leo Jung, pp. 123-152, New York, Jewish Library Publishing Co., 1934 1935 Ed.: The Babylonian Talmud. Translated into English with notes, glossary and indices. Introductions to Zeraim, pp. xiii-xxv; Moed, pp. xxi-xxxi; Nashim, pp. xxvii xxxix; Nezikin, pp. xxix-xxxix; Kodashim, pp. xvii-xxxviii; Tohoroth, pp. xiii-xxvi 35 vols. London, Soncino Press, 1935-1953 (Reissued in 18 vols., 1961) Ed.: Hebrew-English edition of the Baby? lonian Talmud. Translated into English with notes, glossary, and indices London, Soncino Press, 1960 (In progress) Ed.: Moses Maimonides, 1135-1204: Anglo Jewish papers in connection with the eighth centenary of his birth vi, 248 pp. London, Soncino Press, 1935 Including an article, 'Maimonides' concep? tion of the Law and the ethical trend of his Halachah', pp. 59-82, of which Part 1, 'Maimonides' conception of the Law', was first published in The Jewish Chronicle, No. 3, 451, Supplement, pp. vi-viii Judah Halevi as philosopher In The Jewish Quarterly Review, new series, xxv, No. 3, pp. 201-225, Philadelphia, Dropsie College, 1935 1936 The problem of the Agunah In The Jewish Chronicle, No. 3,486, p. 10, London, 1936 1937 The Law?the Ten Commandments In Twenty Centuries of Jewish Thought, by Adolph Lichtigfeld, pp. 94-97, London, Edward O. Beck, 1937 1938 Vallentine's Jewish Encyclopaedia, edited by A. M. Hyamson and A. M. Silbermann. Articles: 'Sanhedrin', pp. 576-577; 'Sheelot u-Teshubot', pp. 597-598; 'Takkanah', pp. 629-630. London, Shapiro, Vallentine, 1938. Models of the Temple: an architect's recon? structions In The Jewish Chronicle, No. 3,603, p. 26, London, 1938 1939 Judaism xii, 131 pp. London, Epworth Press, 1939. 2nd ed. 1945 (Great Religions of the East) Foreword to: Midrash Rabbah. Translated into English with notes, glossary, and indices, under the editorship of H. Freedman and M. Simon 10 vols. London, Soncino Press, 1939. 2nd ed. 1951 Message from the President In Bulletin of the Bible Readers' Union, i, No. 3, pp. 1-2, London, 1939 Zur Gesellschaftsordnung und sozialen Gesetz? gebung im Talmud (aus dem Englischen ?bersetzt von Arthur Israel Spanier) In Monatsschrift f?r Geschichte und Wissen? schaft des Judentums, lxxxiii, new series, 47, pp. 206-225, Berlin, J?discher Kulturbund in Deutschland, 1939 (Reissued, T?bingen, J. G. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), 1963) 1940 Bulletin of the Bible Readers' Union. Articles (Reissued in Bible Teachings in our Time, 1944): 'Religious teachings in the Psalms', i, No. 5, pp. 1-2; i, No. 6, pp. 2-3; i, No. 7, pp. 2-3; ii, No. 9, pp. 2-3; 'The message of the Book of Job', ii, No. 11, pp. 18-20; 'Prophetism and Apocalypse', ii, No. 12, pp. 26-27. London, 1940 Pre-expulsion England in the Responsa: paper read before the Jewish Historical Society of England, July 6 1937 In The Jewish Historical Society of England Transactions, xiv, pp. 187-205, London, E. Goldston, 1940</page><page sequence="4">330 Cecil Roth and Ruth P. Lehmann 1941 Bulletin of the Bible Readers' Union. Articles (Reissued in Bible Teachings in our Time, 1944): 'A divine drama?from the creation to the Exodus', ii, No. 7, 15, pp. 50-51; 'The Ten Commandments', ii, No. 8, 16, pp. 60-61 (published in modified version in Jewish Review, xiii, 378, p. 2); 'Deuteronomy ?the book of divine love', ii, No. 9, 17, pp. 68-70; 'Biblical lessons for Rosh Ha shanah', ii, No. 10, 18, pp. 76-78; 'The significance of Chronicles', ii, No. 13, pp. 34-35; 'Prophet and Priest', iii, No. 1, 19, pp. 2-4; 'The idea of kingship in Israel', iii, No. 2, 20, pp. 13-14. London, 1941 The Jewish New Year In The Citizen, No. 1,820, p. 4, Letchworth, Citizen Press, 1941 The new European centre of Jewish learning In The Jewish Bulletin, No. 2, p. 4, London, Jewish Issues, 1941 1942 Jt. ed.: Essays in honour of the Very Rev. Dr. J. H. Hertz, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Empire, on the occasion of his seventieth birthday . . . xi, 442, 111 pp. London, E. Goldston, 1942. Including an article 'The conception of the commandments of the Torah in Aaron Halevi's Sefer Ha-Hinnuk\ pp. 145-158 Bulletin of the Bible Readers' Union. Articles (Reissued in Bible Teachings in our Time, 1944): 'The prophets as the conscience of mankind', iii, No. 3, 21, pp. 22-24; 'The suffering servant', iii, No. 4, 22, pp. 30-31; 'The knowledge of G-d', iii, No. 5, 23, pp. 38-39 and 41; 'Revelation', iii, No. 6, 24, pp. 46-47; 'Individual responsibility', iii, No. 7, 25, pp. 54-55; 'Amos and Hosea', iii, No. 9, 27, pp. 70-71; 'The prophets of reconstruction', iii, No. 10, 28, pp. 78-80. London, 1942 The synagogue and education In Rosh Hashanah 5703, pp. 41-44, London, Joint Emergency Committee for Jewish Religious Education, 1942 (Jewish Educa? tional Publications 16) 1943 The Jewish religion: a syllabus 26 pp. London, Joint Emergency Committee for Jewish Religious Education, 1943 (Jewish Educational Publications 34) Man and his creator: a guide-book for teachers 48 pp. London, Joint Emergency Committee for Jewish Religious Education, 1943. 2nd ed. 1944. 3rd ed. 1945 (Jewish Educational Publications 37) Bulletin of the Bible Readers' Union. Articles (Reissued in Bible Teachings in our Time, 1944): 'Prophet and sage', iv, No. 5, 33, pp. 34-35; 'The fear of the Lord in Proverbs', iv, No. 6, 34, pp. 42-44; 'The message of the Song of Songs', iv, No. 7, 35, pp. 50-52; 'Ezra and the Oral Law', iv, No. 8, 36, pp. 62-64; 'Creation and judgment', v, No. 1, 39, pp. 2-4. London, 1943 1944 Bible teachings in our time 68 pp. London, 1944 (Jewish Educational Publications 39) Jewish ideals of freedom In A Bulletin of Leeds Jewry, i, No. 4, pp. 1-2, Leeds, United Hebrew Congregation, 1944 (Reissued in modified form in The Jewish Chronicle, No. 4,746, p. 27, London, 1960) Destiny and freedom: a Passover lesson In Bulletin of the Bible Readers' Union, v, No. 7, 45, pp. 50-52, London, 1944 (Reissued in The Synagogue Review, Pesach 5715, pp. 11-13, Liverpool, Greenbank Drive Hebrew Con? gregation, 1955) 1945 David and Christopher: a dialogue between a Jew and a non-Jew on citizenship In Aspects of Jewish Life and Education, pp. 36-38, London, Joint Emergency Committee for Jewish Religious Education, 1945 (Jewish Educational Publication 58) The Jewish way of life In Bulletin of the Bible Readers' Union, vii, No. 2, 62, pp. 13-14, London, 1945 The freedom message of Passover In The Jewish Bulletin, No. 44, pp. 1-2, London, Ministry of Information, 1945 (Reissued in modified form as 'Passover's Message of Freedom' in The Jewish Chronicle, No. 4,223, pp. 15 and 21, London, 1950)</page><page sequence="5">Rabbi Dr. Isidore Epstein 331 The social doctrine of Judaism In The Jewish Forum, Kislev 5706, pp. 32-38, London, 1945 Opening address at the conference of the I.U.J.F. on December 24th 1944 In Mews Bulletin of the Inter-University Jewish Federation, April 1945, pp. 3-6, London, 1945 Cosmos or chaos? The challenge of Rosh Hashanah In Willesden Synagogue Review, Sept. 1945, pp. 2-4, London, 1945 (Reissued in modified form in the Jewish Review, xiii, 386, pp. 9 and 16, London, 1961) 1946 The Jewish way of life 230 pp. London, E. Goldston, 1946. Re? printed 1947 The Jewish contribution to the world-order In Jewish Education, 1946, pp. 69-73, London, Central Council for Jewish Educa? tion, 1946 (Reissued in instalments in the Birmingham Jewish Recorder, 1951) The distinctive character of the Jewish religion. In The Jewish Forum, Tishri 5707, pp. 63-68, London, 1946 Israel?the suffering servant In Willesden Synagogue Review, ii, No. 4, pp. 2-4. London, 1946 1947 Ed.: Joseph Herman Hertz, 1872-1946: in memoriam viii, 87 pp. London, Soncino Press, 1947 Social legislation in the Talmud 1st ed. no date. 2nd ed. 24 pp. London, Bachad, 1947 (Torah va'Avodah Library: Ideological Series) Belief and action: dedicated to the memory of a spiritual leader in whom belief and action were blended in singular harmony In Essays and Addresses in memory of the Very Rev. Dr. Joseph Herman Hertz . . ., edited by Wolf Gottlieb, pp. 9-17, London, Mizrachi Federation, 1947 (With I. I. Mattuck). The social and moral postulates of Judaism In The Foundations of our Civilization, pp. 15 20, London, Council of Christians and Jews, 1947 1948 The contribution of Judaism at the present time In The Brook, iii, p. 3, London, Hammersmith and West Kensington Synagogue, 1948 1949 The Tishri Holy Days In Common Ground, iii, No. 5, pp. 12-16, London, Council of Christians and Jews, 1949 Chief Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook: a com? memorative tribute In The Jewish Review, iii, No. 85, p. 3, London, Mizrachi Federation, 1949 The great Rabbi Kook In Menorah, ii, No. 3, pp. 20-23, London, Jewish Committee for H.M. Forces, 1949 Rosh Hashanah and world judgment In The Streatham Synagogue Review, ii, No. 2, pp. 8-11 (Reissued in The Synagogue Review, Oct. 1951, pp. 15-18, Liverpool, Green bank Drive Hebrew Congregation, 1951) (1867-1939) -fry** *]VnK IDT1? In Tarbut, iii, No. 5-6, pp. 14-15, London, Zionist Federation, 1949 1950 Chambers's Encyclopaedia. Articles: 'Adler, Nathan Marcus', i, p. 66; 'Akiba ben Joseph', i, p. 209; 'Cabbala', ii, p. 748; 'Chassidim', iii, pp. 301-302; 'Cohen, Hermann', iii, p. 713; 'Essenes', v, p. 395; 'Frankel, Zacharias', v, 852; 'Geiger, Abra? ham', vi, p. 195; 'Hertz, Joseph Herman', vii, p. 75; 'Hillel', vii, p. 92; 'Hirsch, Samson Raphael', vii, p. 113; 'Judah', viii, p. 144; 'Maimonides', viii, p. 835; 'Manasseh ben Israel', ix, p. 48; 'Midrash', ix, p. 394; 'Rashi', xi, p. 524; 'Rosenzweig, Franz', xi, p. 839; 'Sabbatai Zevi', xii, p. 120; 'Sabbath-Jewish', xii, p. 120; 'Shammai', xii, p. 454; 'Simeon ben Yochai', xii, p. 561; (jt. writer) Synagogue, xiii, p. 398, London, George Newnes Ltd., 1950. New edition, 1959 Rosh Hashana and its meaning In The Jewish Chronicle, No. 4,246, p. 17, London, 1950</page><page sequence="6">332 Cecil Roth and Ruth P. Lehmann 1951 Avraham Yitzhak Hacohen Kook: his life and works 27 pp. London, Bachad, 1951 (Torak va'Avodah Library) The message of Rosh Hashanah In Jewish Life &amp; Letters, i, No. 1, p. 1, London, 1951 Jewish adult education In Jewish Review, v, 125, p. 5, London, Mizrachi Federation, 1951 Thinking divinely In Jewish Review, v, 126, p. 3, London, 1951 (Reissued in The Synagogue Review, Oct. 1959, pp. 7-8, Liverpool, Greenbank Drive Hebrew Congregation, 1959) 1952 r^tnrniK nrnM mniin own In 'K mmK, pp. 93-100, Jerusalem, World Zionist Organisation, 1952 The Psalms and the modern world In Common Ground, vi, No. 1, pp. 3-9, London, Council of Christians and Jews, 1952 (Reissued in Jewish Affairs, vii, No. 9, pp. 20-24, Johannesburg, 1952, and The Light, xix, No. 10, pp. 4-5, New York, 1953) Rosh Hashanah and the world crisis In The Forum, No. 2, pp. 3?4, Manchester, Higher Crumpsall Hebrew Congregation, 1952 (Reissued in Bulletin of the Bible Readers' Union, x, No. 7, 94, pp. 99-101, 1960) Israel's finest hour In Menorah, iii, No. 1, pp. 12-13, London, Jewish Committee for H.M. Forces, 1952 (Also issued in Jewish Affairs, vii, No. 12, pp. 34-36, Johannesburg, 1952) Sin, judgment, and atonement In The Jewish Chronicle, No. 4,353, p. 15, London,1952 Religion and philosophy [digest of lecture] In Jewish Review, v, 142, p. 3 and v, 143, pp. 3-4. London, Mizrachi Federation, 1952 A Pesach-Shavuoth lesson: destiny and freedom. In Jewish Review, v, 150, p. 5, London, Mizrachi Federation, 1952 n^xtnrrriKi r^tmb nrnM iroion m In '1 mrV?, pp. 36-40, Jerusalem, World Zionist Organisation, 1952 1953 Festival of the revelation In The Jewish Chronicle, No. 4,386, p. 15, London, 1953 Rosh Hashana and the kingdom of G-d In The Jewish Chronicle, No. 4,402, Supple? ment, p. i, London, 1953 rraanpn d"Min mvf? in ?iwi Vi*w m vrv p*iat 'o :Vik&amp; t pp. 145-152, Tel-Aviv, 1953 nos ma^na nrrnn pn In mro? pp. 129-132, Jerusalem, World Zionist Organisation, 1953 French translation: Tesah et l'idee de liber te'. In Hamore, x, pp. 2-5. Paris, A.J.D.G., 1960 1954 The faith of Judaism: an interpretation for our times xi, 418 pp. London, Soncino Press, 1954 etc. Hebrew translation: TWlTPTl JlttDK inr T)TV2 [translated from the English by Geulah Bat-Yehudah.] 186 pp. Jerusalem, Mosad Harav Kook, 1961. Reprinted 1965 Jews' College: today and tomorrow In The Jewish Chronicle, No. 4,459, p. i, London, 1954 1955 The Rabbinic tradition In The Jewish Heritage: sl symposium, edited by Ephraim Levine, pp. 51-74, London, Vallentine, Mitchell, 1955 The Jewish doctrine of work In Industrial Welfare and Personnel Manage? ment, xxxvii, No. 3, pp. 83-84. London, 1955 The distinctiveness of Maimonides' Halachah In Jewish Review, viii, 226, p. 4, London, Mizrachi Federation, 1955 (see also entry for 1962) The atheist's self-delusion In The Liverpool Echo, 1.2.1955, p. 4, Liver? pool, 1955 I believe faith is growing In The Star, 21.1.1955, p. 7, London, 1955 (Reissued in Common Ground, ix, No. 3, pp. 14-17, London, 1955) Losing faith ? People are seeking it, says Rabbi. In Newcastle Journal, 28.1.1955, Newcastle on-Tyne, 1955</page><page sequence="7">Rabbi Dr. Isidore Epstein 333 1956 Religious life in Israel In The Jewish Chronicle, No. 4,551, p. 17, London, 1956 The spiritual outlook: the Jewish teaching In So you're engaged, edited by Richard Muir, pp. 27-28, London, Rowse Muir Publica? tions, 1956 Adolph B?chler (1867-1939): the man and the scholar In Studies in Jewish History: the Adolph B?chler Memorial Volume, edited by I. Brodie and J. Rabbinowitz, pp. xiii-xxii, London, etc., Oxford University Press, 1956 1957 Aspects of atonement In Jewish Review, xi, 285, p. 3, London, Mizrachi-Hapoel Hamizrachi Federation, 1957 1958 Step by step in the Jewish religion xii, 143 pp. London, Soncino Press, 1958 Training for the Ministry In Addresses given at the Twelfth Conference of Anglo-Jewish Preachers, held at Jews' College . . . pp. 27-39, London, 1958 Avraham Yitzhak Hacohen Kook In Guardians of our Heritage (1724-1953), edited by Leo Jung, pp. 485-509, New York, Bloch, 1958 KD1TK TW?! bVCW n?Dn, edited by S. Federbush. Articles: OmSK TlOBVlD ihtt *]VVTK, pp. 53-58; n?DH TUP HK? TlfoX&amp;a, VKW pp. 491-501, New York, Ogen Publishing Co., 1958 His fame rests on solid rock of achievement [Pinhas Churgin] In Newsletter Bar-Ilan University, iii, No. 2, p. 6, Tel-Aviv, 1958 1959 Judaism: a historical presentation 349 pp. Harmondsworth, Penguin Books, 1959. Reprinted 1960, 1964, 1966, 1968 {Pelican Book A 440). French translation: Le Juda'isme: origines et histoire [translated from the English by L. Jospin]. 318 pp. Paris, Bibliotheque Payot, 1962 (Petite Bibliotheque Payot 19). Portuguese translation: Judaismo. 309 pp. Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro, Editora Ulisseia, 1963 (Livros Pelicano HL 22) Dutch translation: Geschiedenis van het Jodendom. 377 pp. Utrecht and Antwerp, Aula-Boeken, 1964 {Aula 157) Italian translation: II giudaismo: studio storico. 291 pp. Milano, Feltrinelli Editore, 1967 {Feltrinelli U.E. 541) The Hammersmith &amp; West Kensington Library Consecration address In The Brook, No. 25, pp. 12-15, London, 1959 1960 The 20th anniversary of the Bible Readers' Union In Bulletin of the Bible Readers' Union, x, No. 6, 93, pp. 83-87, London, 1960 The Exodus controversy In The Jewish Chronicle, No. 4,754, p. 19, London, 1960 Aaron Halevi's Sefer Hahinukh In From the Sefer Hahinukh, pp. 7-25 (dupli? cated), Jerusalem, World Zionist Organisa? tion, 1960 1961 Contribution of Jews' College to Jewish learn? ing : lecture delivered ... at the inauguration of the Library Centenary Celebrations on Tuesday, 25th October 1960 17 pp. London, Jews' College, 1961 The permanent value of the Talmud [lecture given to WIZO, March 13 1961] 16 pp. London, 1961 (duplicated) Religion and morals In CAJEX, xi, 2, pp. 62-64, Cardiff, Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen &amp; Women, 1961 Sin and atonement In The Jewish Chronicle, No. 4,821, p. 25, London, 1961 Rabbi Kook: a great leader of Israel In Jewish Review, xiii, 385, pp. 6-7, London, Mizrachi-Hapoel Hamizrachi Federation, 1961 The place of the Halachah in Jewish life and thought: extracts from lectures ... at the . .. Conference of European Rabbis held in Paris In Jewish Review* xiii, 392, pp. 14-15,</page><page sequence="8">334 Cecil Roth and Ruth P. Lehmann London, Mizrachi-Hapoel Hamizrachi Federation, 1961 The blind and the Jewish ministry In The New Beacon: the magazine for blind welfare, xlv, No. 527, pp. 60-61, London, 1961 1962 The supremacy of faith in Maimonides In Jewish Philosophy and Philosophers, edited by Raymond Goldwater, pp. 60-81, London, Hillel Foundation, 1962 The distinctiveness of Maimonides' Halakhah In the Leo Jung Jubilee Volume . . ., edited by M. M. Kasher, N. Lamm, L. Rosenfeld, pp. 65-75, New York, Jewish Center, 1962 The story of Ascama I of the Spanish and Portuguese Jewish Congregation of London, with special reference to Responsa material. In Studies and Essays in honor of Abraham A. Neuman, edited by M. Ben-Horin, B. D. Weinryb, S. Zeitlin, pp. 170-214, Phila? delphia, Dropsie College, 1962 Encyclopaedia Britannica. Articles: 'High Place', xi, p. 552; (jt. writer) 'Jews', xiii, pp. 58-63B; 'Judaism', xiii, pp. 165-168 Chicago, London, Toronto, Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1962 The Interpreter's dictionary of the Bible: an illustrated encyclopedia identifying and explaining all proper names and significant terms and subjects in the Holy Scriptures, including the Apocrypha. With attention to archaeological discoveries and researches into the life and faith of ancient times. Articles: 'Gemara', ii, p. 362; 'Haggadah', ii, p. 509; 'Halachah', ii, 512; 'Midrash', iii, pp. 376-377; 'Mishna', iii, p. 404; 'Talmud', iv, pp. 511-515 New York, Abingdon Press, 1962 in man oirea mrcrin xm-bvm min n*)-bVlW min1? nrmn pp. 37-44, Jeru? salem, Mosad Harav Kook, 1962 Bulletin of the Bible Readers' Union. Articles: 'The nature of prophecy', xi, No. 6, 100, pp. 72-75; 'The M'lava Malka and the hundredth number of the Bulletin', xi, No. 7, 101, pp. 104-109 London, 1962 Battle over secession In The Jewish Chronicle, No. 4, 840, pp. 21 and 29, London, 1962 Jewish Review. Articles: 'The celebrated Dar shan' (R. Ephraim Solomon ben Aron Luntschitz), xiii, 396, p. 8; 'The Tzaddik of Lyzensk (1717-1787)', xiii, 397, p. 4; 'Hayyim Joseph David Azulai (1724-1806) ', xiii, 398, p. 3; 'In memory of the righteous: Joel ben Samuel Sirkes (1561-1640)', xiii, 399, p. 5; 'Rabbi Isaiah Levy Horowitz 1560-1630', xiii, 400, p. 15 London, Mizrachi-Hapoel Hamizrachi Federation, 1962 1963 The place of the Halachah in Jewish life and thought In Addresses given at the Conference of European Rabbis, pp. 17-32, London, Standing Com? mittee of Conference of European Rabbis, 1963 (Reissued in shortened form in the Irish-Jewish Tear Book 5725 (1964-65), pp. 81-86, Dublin, 1964) 1966 The religious and psychological motives in the Halachah of Rabbi Johanan and Resh Lakish In Meyer Waxman Jubilee Volume, English section, pp. 82-101. Chicago, College of Jewish Studies Press; Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Mordecai Newman Publishing House Ltd., 1966 BOOK REVIEWS Life?a symbol. By Maurice A. Farbridge. Manchester, 1931 In The Jewish Guardian, No. 590, p. 8, London, 1931 mmn '?? /^m TiaVn1? nbwn nns&gt;? By Ehe N. Porush-Glikmann. Frankfurt, 1931 In The Jewish Chronicle, No. 3,247, p. 15, London, 1931 The Redaction of the Babylonian Talmud. By B. J. Kaplan. New York, 1933 In The Jewish Chronicle, No. 3,392, p. 25, London, 1934</page><page sequence="9">Rabbi Dr. Isidore Epstein 335 The Interpretation of the Bible in the Mishnah. By Samuel Rosenblatt. Baltimore, 1935. In The Jewish Chronicle, No. 3,506, p. 24, London, 1936 The High Ways to Perfection of Abraham Maimonides, vol. 2. By Samuel Rosenblatt. Baltimore, 1938, and The Mishneh Torah by Maimonides, Book 1. Edited by Rabbi Dr. Moses Hyamson. New York, 1937 In The Jewish Chronicle, Supplement No. 186, p. 8, London, 1938 The Responsa of Solomon Luria. By Simon Hurwitz. New York, 1938, and Mishnah Rosh Hashanah. Edited by Hyman Klein. 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