Jewish Contributions to Civilization: An...

Joseph Jacobs was a thinker and writer of unusual breadth and versatility. Among the subjects to which he gave his attention was the comparative distribution of Jewish ability, as the result of researches he had undertaken in association with Sir Francis Galton. The present work was the natural outcome of these studies.

4 PREFATORY STATEMENT mind in such form that it can be published with-out change. One of its chapters appeared in the first volume of the Menorah Journal, December, 1915 ( pp. 298– 308), under the title “ Liberalism and the Jews.” The careful reader will notice that the Introduc-tion and various parts of the book show the pol-ished style of the master, while here and there the absence of his revising hand is keenly felt. Never-theless, the brilliant mind, the wide reading, and the broad information of the author are manifest everywhere, and his calmness and objectivity of judgment will make this, his last work, a valuable contribution, not only to Jewish literature, but to the history of modern civilization. Joseph Jacobs was not an apologete— his wish was to point out the share of the Jews in the world’s progress. His occupation with the general subject had convinced him that the part played by the Jews had never been adequately acknowl-edged. On the other hand, he was careful to bring forward no claims which could not be substanti-ated by solid facts. It is a matter of deepest regret that he was not to finish his task and to bring the later chapters to the high level of the Intro-duction. Let us be sincerely thankful for what we have. As stated in his Introduction, Dr. Jacobs had planned to divide this work, dealing with Jewish   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

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