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Zvi Kessel Prizes in Jewish Literature Announced in Mexico

The Central Jewish Committee here today announced the 1959 winners of the Zvi Kessel prizes in Jewish Literature. The recipients of the awards are:

A.S. Stein of Tel Aviv for his work in Hebrew on the pseudo- messianic movement of Yaacov Frank–“And The Fire Left Ashes”; Dr. Solomon Simon of New York, for his work in Yiddish “In The Days of the First Prophets”; and Rabbi I. M. Fishleder of Mexico and Hirsch Abramowitz of New York, who shared one prize, the former for his Hebrew book “The Fortress of Israel” and the latter for his Yiddish work “Personalities That Are No More.”

The Zvi Kessel prizes for $350 each were established in 1947 by the Mexican philanthropist Harry Zvi Kessel, and are administered by the Central Jewish Committee.