JEWISH LIFE: A PROGRESSIVE MONTHLY. 8 LOOSE ISSUES FROM 1953-1954 [1953: AUG, NOV, DEC; 1954: APRIL, MAY, AUG, SEPT, OCT]
New York: Progressive Jewish Life, 1953-1954. Item #41714
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 4to. Each issue is approximately 50 pages, 30 cm. In English. August 1953 celebrates the "Legacy of the Rosenbergs." Nov 1953 features an essay by Charles Allen: "McCarthy--Enemy of the Negro People." April 1954 celebrates the 11th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, with an illustration on the cover. May 1954 includes "The Jews and American Slavery,' by the editor, Morris U. Schappes, as well as reports on Jewish life in Eastern Europe. Aug 1954 Includes three essays on "Jews in Socialist Countries" as well as three essays on "The Jew in Fiction." Sept 1954 inclues two essays on McCarthyism, as well as "We were Always Part of America: Declaration of Committee for 300th Anniversary of Jews in USA." Oct 1954 includes "What to do About the H-Bomb?" as well as "Jewish Stake in the Elections," "Uriel Acosta: Unpublished Chapter by V.J. Jerome," and "An Interview with Ehrenburg" by Ben Cohen. From the height of the Cold War, Atom Spy, and Rosenbergs era. Jewish Life was a periodical that focused on the intersection of Jewish life and progressive politics. The periodical was under the auspices of the Communist Party until 1956. A notable contributor was Betty Friedan, whose 1963 "The Feminine Mystique" is credited with starting the modern feminist movement in the United States. (Horowitz, 2000) . SUBJECTS: Jewish way of life -- Periodicals. OCLC: 898470599. April 1954 issue is browning with some edgewear, all others are Very Good+ Condition. Stunning Copies (YID-33-75A).