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Mcgill University Introducing New Program with Aid from Montreal Jewry

Recognition of Jewish contributions to Western culture is one of the aims of the new program of Jewish studies inaugurated at McGill University with financial assistance from the Montreal Jewish community, the chairman of the program said today. According to Dr. Harry Bracken, professor of philosophy, Jewish contributions “have yet to receive their due and they have not had proper attention in our universities.” Dr. Bracken said that although isolated courses in Jewish studies are offered at other Canadian universities, it appears that McGill is the first to offer a comprehensive course. It will cover such areas as literature, history and philosophy. It is estimated that 100 students will enroll this year.