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Annual Award for Best Book in Hebrew Established at N.Y. University

A $1,000 annual award for the best book written in Hebrew dealing with Hebrew language, literature or culture has been established at New York University’s Institute of Hebrew Studies, it was announced here today by Dr. J. LaRue, dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science. Any scholar in the United States or Israel will be eligible for the award which will be administered by the Institute of Hebrew Culture.

To be known as the Irving and Bertha Neuman Prize, the award was established by the Neuman Foundation. A prominent Jewish communal leader, Irving Neuman is a past president of Hadoar Associates, which publishes the only Hebrew weekly outside of Israel. He is also active in the Histadrut Ivrith, the B’nai B’rith and the Zionist Organization of America.