Justic Frankfurter Lauds Dropsie College’s Publication of Jewish Apocripea

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter praised The Dropsie College here as a world center of Jewish learning in the American tradition of spiritual freedom at a dinner last night celebrating the publication of the first volume of a 30-volume translation of Jewish Apocryphal literature.

Justice Frankfurter’s remarks were underscored by other speakers before 300 civic leaders and Jewish scholars at the Hotel Warwick here, including Dr. Robert Pfeiffer, head of the Department of Semitios at Harvard University and president of the Society of Biblical Literature, and Dr. Abraham A. Neuman, president of Dropsie. “The remarkable project being undertaken by The Dropsie College,” Justice Frankfurter said, “is another embodiment of the great tradition of America’s cultural and spiritual heritage, which is sometimes forgotten in the preoccupation with more material things and events.”

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