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Philip Lown Establishes Chair of Hebrew Literature at Brandeis U.

Brandeis University announced today the establishment of the Philip Lown Chair in Hebrew Literature and Jewish Philosophy. The chair was established by Philip Lown of Auburn, Maine, and Newton Mass. Mr. Lown has devoted a large part of his life to the advancement of Jewish causes, particularly in the area of Jewish education. He is active in federated communal activities and in the up-building of Israel.

Incumbent of the Lown Chair will be Dr. Simon Rawidowicz Hebraic scholar and author of more than two dozen volumes dealing with Jewish philosophy and history, and contemporary Jewish problems. He is chairman of the graduate committee in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis which offers advanced programs leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree.