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Reuven Alcalay Dead at 68

Reuvan Alcalay, author of the popular Hebrew-English dictionary bearing his name, died here yesterday at the age of 68. Funeral services were held yesterday, Mr. Alcalay was also a literary critic and served for years as editor of the government Year Book, the annual official publication of facts and figures about the workings of the government. His dictionary, “The Complete Hebrew-English Dictionary,” is liked and used by students and immigrants who prefer its colloquial and up-to-date style. He also authored an English-Hebrew dictionary and “The Hebrew Lexicon of Foreign Words and Phrases.”


The story in the Jan. 2 issue of the Bulletin dealing with the Jewish Welfare Board conference on the Jewish cultural arts incorrectly stated that the seminar on writing, music and the popular arts will be held at the Jewish Museum. This seminar will be held at the Park Avenue Synagogue Jan. 11 morning and Jan. 12 afternoon. The seminar on fine arts will be held at the Jewish Museum Jan 12 afternoon.