NEW YORK (Feb. 28)
The American Academy for Jewish Research announced today that its first award for a creative work of scholarly Jewish interest had been given to Chaim Grade, noted Yiddish poet and novelist. The award, which includes a gift of $6, 000 is to be presented “from time to time, ” the Academy indicated.
Prof. Saul Lieberman, Academy president, said the award would be presented to Mr. Grade on March 6 on the occasion of the Morris Adler Memorial Lecture, in memory of the Detroit rabbi who was shot and killed by a deranged congregant in his synagogue last year. The lecture is sponsored by the Academy.
The 1967 Academy prize was awarded to Mr. Grade for the first volume, “Zemach Atlas, ” of his two-volume Yiddish novel, “The Veshivah.” “Zemach Atlas, ” which has just been published, is an account of life within the yeshovot of Eastern Europe.