Three-volume Braille Edition on Jews in U.S. Presented to Author

At a ceremony held today in the office of the Consul-General of Israel here, Moshe Davis of the Jewish Theological Seminary, received a three-volume Braille edition of his book, “Jewish Religious Life and Institutions in America,” on the eve of his departure for Israel.

The book is based on a chapter in a larger work called, “The Jews: Their History, Culture, and Religion,” edited by Dr. Louis Finkelstein, chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary. The Braille copy of Prof. Davis’ book was presented to him by the managing director of the American Committee of the Central Library for the Blind in Israel, Mrs. Shoshana Shochett, blind herself.

Dr. Davis, who is Provost of the Jewish Theological Seminary and Associate Professor of American Jewish History there, will depart for Israel on October 28 on a two-year leave-of-absence to take up the post of founding head of the newly established Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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