Services Held for Dr. Meyer Waxman, Professor Emeritus of Jewish Literature
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Services Held for Dr. Meyer Waxman, Professor Emeritus of Jewish Literature

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Funeral services were held for Dr. Meyer Waxman, professor emeritus of Jewish literature at the Chicago Theological Seminary, who died at the age of 84 in Miami Beach where he was vacationing. Dr. Waxman made his home in Manhattan. He was born in Russia, came to the United States in 1901 and was educated at New York University, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and Columbia University where he received a doctorate. He was the author of 19 volumes and 300 articles on Jewish literature including the five volume “History of Jewish Literature From the Close of the Bible to Our Own Times.” In 1919 he founded the Teachers Institute of Mizrachi that became the Teachers Institute of Yeshiva University.

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