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Jewish Institute for Ethical Studies in Atomic Age Established

Establishment of an Institute for Ethical Studies in the Atomic Age, which will enable scholars to devote full time to studies that might bring ethics, theology and philosophy to a high level commensurate with scientific achievements, was announced here today by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

The announcement was made by Dr. Louis Finkelstein, chancellor of the Seminary and Admiral Lewis L. Strauss, chairman of the United States Atomic Energy Commission, who is also chairman of the Seminary’s library committee. The new institute has been launched with an initial grant of $125,000 from the Ziskind Memorial Fund, named after the late Jacob Ziskind.