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University of Denver Names Dr. Benzion Netanyahu to New Hebraic Studies Chair

The University of Denver today announced the appointment of Dr. Benzion Netanyahu to the newly created Rabbi Charles E. Hillel Kauver Chair for Hebraic Studies. Dr. Netanyahu came to the University of Denver from Dropsie College in Philadelphia where he was professor of medieval Jewish history and Hebrew literature. The Kauver chair, according to Denver University Chancellor Maurice B. Mitchell, is one of the few in the country honoring a living person and the only one honoring a living rabbi. Rabbi Kauver, of Denver, created a course in rabbinic literature at the university in 1922 and taught it continuously until 1965.