Plans for a complete edition of the works of Maimonides, the greatest Jewish mind of the Middle Ages, to be published in 1935, in commemoration of the 800th anniversary of his birth in 1135, were announced Monday at the annual meeting of the American Academy for Jewish Research, by Prof. D. S. Blondheim of Johns Hopkins University. The meeting was held at the Jewish Theological Seminary.
Papers were read at the evening session on mediaeval Hebrew poetry in the nineteenth century by Professor Israel Davidson of the Jewish Theological Seminary, and by Professor Isaac Husik of the University of Pennsylvania, on “Joseph Albo, last of the mediaeval Jewish philosophers.”
The following officers were elected for the ensuing year at the afternoon session: Prof. Louis Ginzburg of the Jewish Theological Seminary, president; Prof. Alexander Marx, Jewish Theological Seminary, vice-president; Rev. Dr. Leo Jung, Rabbi of the Jewish Center, recording secretary; Prof. D. S. Blondheim, corresponding secretary; Prof. J. Z. Lauterbach, of the Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, O., treasurer; the executive committee includes: Dr. Solomon Solis-Cohen, of Philadelphia, Pa., Rev. Dr. Solomon B. Freehof, of Chicago, Ill., Prof. Isaac Husik, of the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. George A. Kohut, of New York City.
Prof. George Foote Moore of Haryard University and Rev. Dr. Henry G. Enelow, Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El of New York City, were elected honorary members of the Academy.