NEW YORK (May. 24)
Baron Edmond de Rothschild, eminent French financier and philanthropist, today received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
At a special convocation held in his honor, Baron de Rothschild was cited for his “contributions to human welfare, the advancement of the State of Israel and to the cause of Judaism” as well as for his “magnificent efforts to preserve and advance in our time the traditions of a great family.”
Addressing a Seminary dinner in his honor this evening, Baron Rothschild hailed the seminary as a “citadel of learning that does more than hold promise of a continuing Judaism. The existence of this Seminary guarantees that the world community of Jews need not fear that our heritage will fall by the wayside,” he said.