A chair for the study of Jewish history, literature and institutions, will soon be established at Columbia University, it was announced Monday by Dr. Archolas Murray Butler, president. The ## will be established with the proceeds of an endowment fund in the amount of $250,000 provided by Mrs. Nathan J. Miller of New York.
The fund for the Jewish chair was the largest of sixty new gifts to Columbia announced by Dr. Butler. President Butler declared that “no effort would be spared to secure for this chair the most distinguished scholar available, and that a special committee of members of the University had been entrusted with the duty of surveying the field at home and abroad and of making a suitable recommendation.”
He pointed out that with the instruction in religion already given at Columbia, with the array of courses in Christian history, literature and theology provided by the Faculty of the Union Theological Seminary, and with the advanced program of research conducted in the various religious of the Orient. Mrs. Miller’s gift would enable Columbia to make unable progress in the field of comparative religion.
Mrs. Mathan J. Miller, interviewed yesterday at her home, declared that the #### was made by her in memory of her late husband, who took an active part in communal affairs. Mrs. Miller is a member of Temple Emanu-El. This is the second chair for Jewish history and literature established by a member of that congregation, the first being the chair endowed for Harvard University by Lucius N. Littauer.
DR. BLUESTONE RESIGNS FROM HADASSAH WORK
The resignation of Dr. E. M. Bluestone from the post he held during the past two and a half years as director of the Hadassah Medical Organization in Palestine, was announced upon his return from Palestine last week.
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization, announced that it accepted with deep regret Dr. Bluestone’s resignation. He is succeeded by Dr. H. Yaski, medical assistant director, and R. Kamelson, business assistant director.
The sum of $15,000 was raised toward the bulling fund and for upkeep of the new sa##. Max Blumber, president, stated that the building, which cost $250,000, has been under construction for the last year. It is a ## brick building and has accommodations for 350 patients. The money for its ## was raised on voluntary contributions.