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Israeli Writer Receives American Touroff Prize for Education Work

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The annual Dr. Nisson Touroff Memorial Prize for works in the Hebrew language in the fields of psychology, education or art has been made by the Prize Committee in Tel Aviv, it was announced at the New York office of the memorial fund established by Edmund M. Melton.

The prize committee, consisting of five judges, headed by Dr. David Levine, awarded the $250 prize for 1956 to the well known Hebrew writer, Levin Kipness, for his lifetime pioneering work in children’s literature. In addition to this annual literary prize, Dr. Nisson Touroff Memorial Fund maintains an annual lectureship at the Hebrew Teachers College in Boston, with which the Fund is associated and where the late distinguished scholar, writer and educator, Dr. Nisson Touroff, was Dean for many years.

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