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Prof. Jacob Neusner is Named President of American Academy of Religion

Prof. Jacob Neusner of Brown University was named president of the American Academy of Religion at its annual meeting which concluded here yesterday. The academy inaugurated a permanent section on Judaic studies. Prof. Neusner, who was vice-president and chairman of the program committee during the past year, will be the first scholar in the Judaic field to head the 60-year-old institution.