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Jewish Publication Society of America Honors Harry Schneiderman

The Jewish Publication Society of America today made public a resolution paying tribute to Harry Schneiderman on his 25 years of service as editor of the American Jewish Year Book.

The resolution points out that Mr. Schneiderman “has won for himself a unique place in the annals of contemporary Jewish life. During this critical quarter of a century in Jewish history, he has watched the panorama of events, sifted them, and recorded them. He has been a faithful chronicler in Israel.”

“Harry Schneiderman” the resolution continues, “is an editor by inner compulsion. It is his special talent. To his editorship he brings rich gifts of character as a man. He is modest, fair-minded and gracious. He possesses a keen insight into men and events. He is wise in his humility before the struggles, sorrows and accomplishments of his generation. He is sensitively aware of the meaning of the passing scene for the destiny of the Jewish people. He works not with scissors and paste-pot but with understanding, and with the fluent pen of the creative author. Hard work and tireless foresight are his constant companions. His friends are legion.

“Because of its happy association with Harry Schneiderman during these twenty-five years, because of its conviction that the American Jewish community has been most faithfully and devotedly served by him, and because of its honor and privilege and good fortune to know him as editor and friend, it has been resolved by the Jewish Publication Society of America to cause this statement of appreciation of his labors and achievements to be inscribed upon the pages of Volume 45 of The American Jewish Year Book.”

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