In a paper on “Scientific Research in Jewish Music,” presented Sunday at the annual convention of the Jewish Academy of Arts and Sciences by Professor Jacob Weinberg, the resumption of studies which were undertaken by the Society of Jewish Music in Russia years ago but which were interrupted by the wars and revolutions there, was urged. In reviewing Jewish music from the folk-songs of the Palestinian Jews and Arabs to the present day, Professor Weinberg particularly emphasized the value of religious music in interpreting the character of the race.
At a dinner concluding the third annual convention of the Academy, it was announced by Dr. Barnet Elzas, a director of the organization, that the Jewish Academy of Arts and Sciences will give this year a lecture course for the public. This course, to be given by members of the academy, will include all branches of the arts and sciences. The academy will also raise a fund to provide for the publishing of the works of needy scholars and will also give prizes for the best works of art.