Branch of Worldwide Dante Society Established in Israel; Will Promote Italian Culture
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Branch of Worldwide Dante Society Established in Israel; Will Promote Italian Culture

A branch of the “Dante Alighieri Society” to promote Italian culture was founded here today in ceremonies attended by the Italian and other consuls in Jerusalem, as well as by representatives of the government and the Hebrew University.

Mayor Daniel Auster of Jerusalem extended greetings on behalf of the municipality, while the Italian consul lauded the establishment of the new link in the worldwide society. Dr. Emanuel Olsvanger read several chapters of Dante’s “Inferno,” which he recently translated into Hebrew.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund