NEW YORK (May. 16)
Three poetry awards and one for a book of fiction were made by the Jewish Book Council of America at its annual meeting today. Judah Stampfer received a $100 prize for his “Jerusalem Has Many Faces,” a book of poetry in English. A $100 award for a work of Hebrew poetry went to Aaron Zeitlin for his “Sherim U’ Peomot,” and one for the same amount was given to Ber Lappin for his volume of Yiddish poetry, “Deer Fuller Krug.” Soma Morgenstern won the fiction award of $250 for “The Testament of the Lost Son.”
Dr. Joshua Bloch, noted Jewish scholar and author, and chief of the Jewish Division, New York Public Library, received a testimonial from the Council for “his unique contribution to Jewish literature and in recognition of his generous support of the ideals and goals of the Jewish Book Council.” The citation noted that he had “made available his rich resources of Jewish literature and information to many school are, authors, students and laymen.” The Jewish Book Council is sponsored by the National Jewish Welfare Board.