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User Review  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

This is fiction, published in 1928, when the author, born in 1882 in Berlin, Germany, and formerly a Methodist, could see only dismay for Jews who were non-observant. Hanging over one's consciousness ... Read full review

Review: The Island Within

User Review  - Hannah Katsman - Goodreads

Fascinating novel about Jews and Jewish identity. Interesting how so many conflicts are still with us today--how much of Jewish practice consists of customs and not actual Jewish law. Much of the ... Read full review

Review: The Island Within

User Review  - Diane - Goodreads

Lewisohn begins each of the six sections of the novel with a short essay, a sort of social analysis of the problems faced by American Jews. Although Zionism is never directly addressed, the novel's ... Read full review

Review: The Island Within

User Review  - Tony - Goodreads

THE ISLAND WITHIN. (1928). Ludwig Lewisohn. ****. This was a Modern Library edition that was printed in 1940, and long out of print in this format. For me, it was a lucky find at a used book sale ... Read full review