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Commentary (Magazine)
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The magazine Commentary, which has appeared in the United States since 1945,  represents an attempt to Americanize Jewish society while simultaneously maintaining a distinct Jewish tradition. Over the decades, it has reflected the changing political attitudes among American Jews. According to the vision of the first editor-in-chief, Elliot E. Cohen, the magazine was intended to reconstruct a Jewish tradition based on ethical-political rather than religious aspects. In its early phase, it was link…

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Zwarg, Robert, “Commentary (Magazine)”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 22 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0151>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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