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502 The Jewish Quarterly Review. 

social 6xclusiveness of the latter forming no barrier against the pene- 
tration of this anomaly. Even the language of the best classes of a 
country cannot prevent slang expressions and corruptions creeping 
into it. 

Deeply rooted as the evil is, it can be extirpated by means of the 
school. Teachers can easily control their own pronunciation and 
teach it to their pupils. Unfortunately, one cannot say that the 
study of Hebrew grammar, first cultivated by Jews more than one 
thousand years ago, receives from Jews of the present day — with rare 
exceptions — the attention due to it. 

I have, in writing these lines, the feeling of stirring a wasps' nest, 
and am prepared to see the champions of the ngayn defend it as 
some holy relic. Many are anxious to make the public worship 
aesthetic and attractive ; here is an opportunity to do away with 
something which is in every way hideous and unsesthetic. 


The Works of Professor Graetz. 

Herr Halberstamm has cast a keen and kindly eye over the Biblio- 
graphy of the works of the late Professor Graetz, which appeared in 
the January number of the Jewish Quarterly Review, and sup- 
plies the following notes and additions which will be of interest : — 

(1) Kurze Brwiederung auf die nachti achlichen Bemerkungen 
zu Graetz' Koheleth {Ballmer's Literarische Beilage stir isr. Wochen- 
sehrift, 1872]. 

(2) Letter, in Hebrew, to E. Zeeb Wolf Obajoth, concerning the 
life of Abraham Ibn Ezra (in Ha-Karmel, 1866. The letter is dated 
22 Elul, 1864). 

(3) Three parts of the first volume of the " History," translated 
into Hebrew by Caiman Schulmann. 

(4) The German translation of the Psalms was also published 

(5) The proposed contribution to the Erotoschin edition of the 
Jerusalem Talmud (which was entered in the list published in the 
Jewish Quarterly Review), was never made, as the plan fell 
through. The title page, however, bears Professor Graetz's name. 

I. Abrahams.