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Seminary Publishes Two Genizah Volumes

The Jewish Theological Seminary of America announces the publication of two volumes of “Genizah Studies in Memory of Doctor Solomon Schechter,” forming volumes 7 and 9 of the series of texts and studies published by the Seminary.

In 1902 when Doctor Schechter left England to become president of the Seminary, the University of Cambridge permitted him to bring over a considerable number of Genizah manuscripts which he hoped to publish. This he was prevented from doing and members of the Faculty of the Seminary undertook to edit these in his honor.

The first volume is devoted to Midrash and Haggadah and is edited by Professor Louis Ginzberg. The second volume is devoted to Liturgical and Secular Poetry, edited by Professor Israel Davidson. In the latter volume, besides the Genizah Fragments in Cambridge, texts are included from other distinguished public and private collections although the main portion is of the Taylor-Schechter collection. The pric of Professor Ginzberg’s volume is $5.00 and the price of Professor Davidson’s volume $3.50.

The Independent Order of Brith Abraham will hold its national convention at Saratoga Springs, N Y., June 17, 18 and 19. Delegates from 275 lodges are expected to attend.

Governor Alfred E. Smith and Rabbi Stephen S. Wise are announced as speakers. Hotel Waldman will be convention headquarters.

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