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Harry Sackler, Noted Jewish Author, Honored on His Sixtieth Birthday

Leaders of all groups in Jewish cultural life today honored Harry Sackler, noted Jewish novelist and playright, on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday, signalizing the event by presenting him with a volume of ten of his plays, in Hebrew translation. The volume was published by a special Jubilee Committee and contains plays by Mr. Sackler produced by the Jewish Art Theatre in New York and by the Habimah Theater in Palestine.

In presenting the volume to Mr. Sackler at a special reception at the Hotel Pennsylvania, Prof. Shalom Spiegel paid tribute to the contribution made by the author to Jewish and Hebrew literature. Similar tributes were voiced by representatives of various cultural organizations, including S. Niger, noted Jewish critic, Prof. Chaim Tohernovitz, Prof. N. Turov, Dr. Isaac Silvershlag, M. Ribalow, and Bernard Semel. Mrs. Rose Jacobs, honorary president of the Hadassah, chairman of the Sackler Jubilee Committee, presided. Mr. Sackler, in addition to his Hebrew and Jewish writings, is also the author of an English novel “Festival at Miron” which was highly praised by the English press in this country.

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