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Noted Jewish Savants Found Academy of 30 in Rumania

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An academic center known as the “Cultural Institute of the Choral Temple,” limited to thirty members, has been founded here by a group of outstanding Jewish philosophers, theologians, scientists, authors, poets and artists.

Object of the institute, it was announced, is to develop and spread scientific, literary and artistic knowledge, especially of a Jewish character and pertaining to Rumanian Jewry.

The institute, of which Chief Rabbi Jakob Niemirower is the honorary president, will organize public and private meetings where its members will read papers on their specialties. These papers will be published in the Historical Archive of the Choral Temple, one of the leading Rumanian-Jewish periodicals.

Philosopher essayist, who is chairman of the institute, sums up the group’s purposes as follows:

“We desire to maintain the holy flame of the spirit by means of activity guided by the strictest intellectual discipline. We want to prove again that the dangers and difficulties of the moment cannot stop us from reaching spiritual summits. Let all with similar feelings join us.”

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