In celebration of the 800th anniversary of the birth of Moses Maimonides, medieval philosopher, physician and scholar, the Jewish Theological Seminary will open an exhibit of his works on January 8, it was announced yesterday. The display will feature rare editions, manuscripts and two autographed letters.
Professor Alexander Marx will be the main speaker at the opening exercises, and Dr. Cyrus Adler will preside.
The exhibit will be a part of the program of events arranged by the Institute of Jewish Affairs at the Seminary.
Lectures have been listed by the Institute managers as follows:
“How People Lived in Biblical Days,” by Dr. Millar Burrows, professor at Yale University; “When the Jews First Came to Russia and Poland,” by Professor Abraham A. Neuman of Dropsie College; “Judaism, Mohammedanism and Arabic Civilization,” by Dr. Samuel Rosenblatt of Johns Hopkins University; “Bialik, the Greatest of Modern Hebrew Poets,” by Dr. Israel Efros of the University of Buffalo.
“When the Jews First Came to Germany,” by Dr. Solomon Grayzel of Gratz College; and “Intellectual Currents in Early Judaism,” by Dr. Robert Gordis, rabbi of Temple Beth-El, Rockaway Park.