Standard of Admission at Theological Seminary Raised, Directors Report

The standard of admission to the Jewish Theological Seminary of America has been raised this year both in the matter of scholarship and personality, a report issued following the meeting of the Board of Directors stated. Every student, in addition to furnishing a certificate of medical examination and passing a written and oral examination had to appear before the Faculty.

The total registration at the Seminary, exclusive of the Post Graduate Department, is now 70. There are now enrolled 29 students for the Degree of Doctor of Hebrew Literature and 2 for the Hattarath Horaah. In the Teachers Institute there is a total enrollment of 402 students, divided as follows: In the Main Department, 56; in the Post Graduate Department, 45; in the Israel Friedlaender Extension Classes, 301, Dr. Cyrus Adler, president, reported.

Professor Alexander Marx, Librarian, reported that through the generosity of Mortimer L. Schiff, the Library has been able to obtain three interesting collections of sixteenth century private letters from Italy; another manuscript on the economic history of the Jews of Mantua in particular, a series of laws of taxation of that Jewish community; two books printed on vellum, one on the treatise Moed Katan of the first complete Talmud edition, Venice 1522, of which no other vellum copy is known; the other a beautiful Haggadah, Prague 1720, of which only the copy in the British Museum was known heretofore; and two Latin books: One a translation of Isaac Israeli’s collected medical and philosophic works, and the other, Servadeus Sphurnus, Lumen Gentium, Bologna 1548, dedicated to King Henry of France.

Arthur Sachs of the New York Stock Exchange firm of Goldman, Sachs & Co., as a gift from his wife on their wedding anniversary today, has presented a check for 150,000 francs to the French Historical Monuments Fund for restoration of parts of the Chartres Cathedral.

The Director of Beaux Arts in making public Mr. Sach’s gift pays tribute to his generosity and announces that the fund will be especially devoted to restoring Saint Piat Chapel, erecting an altar and repairing one of the beautiful stained glass windows, in accordance with Mr. Sachs’s wishes as to how the money should be used.

Arthur Sachs two years ago joined with other members of his family in presenting $100,000 to the Business School of Harvard. Professor Paul J. Sachs, Associate Director of the Fogg Museum of Harvard, is a son of Samuel Sachs, senior member of the firm, and those who contributed to the Harvard fund were Samuel, Arthur, Harry and Walter Sachs.

The Habima, the company of the Hebrew Art Theatre of Moscow, will open its engagement at the Mansfield Theater on November 23, it was announced. The engagement is scheduled for five weeks.

Special Sunday concerts will be given each week in conjunction with the engagement.

The Habima players are now in Hamburg, having just completed an engagement in Berlin.

Abe Adler, for thirty-three years a Deputy United States Marshal, died on Friday at his home in New York City. News of his death was received with expressions of sorrow and tributes to his faithful service by United States Marshall William C. Hecht and many judges and attorneys in the Federal Building.

Adler was appointed a Deputy Marshall by Grover Cleveland, although he was a Republican.

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