NEW YORK (Jun. 24)
Leaders of the Joint Distribution Committee, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and other national Jewish organization today issued statements mourning the death of Dr. Samuel L. Sar, dean of men and professor of Bible at Yeshiva University, who succumbed to a heart attack Thursday after delivering the opening address at the ordination ceremonies of 30 rabbinical graduates of the university’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He was 69 years old.
Born in Ligniany, Poland, Dr. Sar came to the United States in 1914 and joined the Yeshiva faculty as an instructor in Talmud five years later. He assumed his present post in 1937. Active in the work of the Religious Zionists of America, Dr. Sar was a member of the board of governors of Bar-Ilan University in Israel and was a member of the board of directors of the Federated Council of Israel Institutions. In 1945, he made a tour of displaced persons camps in Europe for the JDC. He later served as director of religious activities in Europe for the Central Orthodox Committee on behalf of the JDC.