Philadelphia (Dec. 19)
The Jewish Classics Committee which is in charge of the preparation of the volumes forming the Schiff Library of Jewish Classics held a meeting at Dropsie College. The members of the Committee present were Dr. Cyrus Adler, Dr. Louis Ginzburg. Dr. Israel Davidson, Dr. Alexander Marx, Rev. Dr. Samuel Schulman, Rev. Dr. H. G. Enelow, of New York, Rev. Dr. David Philipson, Dr. Jacob Z. Lauterbach of Cincinnati, Dr. Henry Malter, of Philadelphia and Mr. I. George Dobsevage, Secretary.
Announcement was made that the second volume of the series, a selection of the Poems of Jehudah Halevi, translated by Nina Salaman, of London, would appear in a few days.
The forthcoming volume will contain the Hebrew Text, printed with vowel points, as well as an introduction and notes. Other books going through the press at present are the volume containing the text and translation of the tractate Taanit from the Babylonian Talmud, edited and translated by Dr. Malter; a collection of Ethical Wills, edited and translated by Dr. I. Abrahams and a translation of the unique folk-loristic work known as the Maase Book by Rev. Dr. M. Gaster of London.
The funds for the publication of this series of Jewish Classics were provided by the late Mr. Jacob H. Schiff who created a trust fund for the purpose, designating the Jewish Publication Society of America as the publishers. It is expected that during 1925 three additional volumes will be issued.