Jewish Culture Foundation Announces 72-73 Grants

A total of seven Grants-in-Aid have been awarded for the academic year 1972-73 by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, it was announced today by Rabbi Daniel Jeremy Silver, president of the NFJC, Six of the grants will enable the recipients, all outstanding scholars, to pursue their research plans toward the completion of their particular projects. In the case of Rabbi Dov Z. Rotstein of New York, the grant is to defray part of the publication cost of his extensive study, The Responsa of Rabbenu Yitzchak b’reb Yaakov Alfasi.

In addition to Rabbi Rotstein, grant-in-aid winners are: Eliezer Berkovits of Skokie, Illinois, chairman, Department of Jewish Philosophy, Hebrew Theological College, who is preparing a book on what Judaism has to say on contemporary moral issues; Shamma Friedman of New York, associate professor of Rabbinics, Jewish Theological Seminary, for further research leading to publication on “Tractate Bava Mezia–Form Analysis and Legal History”; Israel Katz of New York, assistant professor, Department of Music, Columbia University, who is preparing a biography of Kurt Schindler; Herman Pollack of Brookline, Massachusetts, Rabbi, B’nai B’rith Hillel at MIT, for continuation of his work on “The Social Concerns of Jewish Communities in Germanic and East European Lands”; Robert N. Seltzer of New York, assistant professor. Department of History, Hunter College, for preparation for publication of his study of the formation of the nationalist ideology of Simon Dubnow (1860-1941); and Kenneth Stow of New York, for post-doctoral research to determine the relationship between Pope Paul IV and Marquardus de Susannis, author of the “De Judaeis et Alus Infidelibus.”

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