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Solomon Grayzel Dead at 84

Funeral services were held here last Friday for Dr. Solomon Grayzel, an authority on Jewish history whose specialty was the relationship between Christians and Jews during the Middle Ages. He died last Tuesday at the age of 84 in Englewood, New Jersey after a long illness. Grayzel led an active life in academic which included being editor of The Jewish Publication Society for nearly three decades, and membership of the faculties of Gratz College and Dropsie University, both in Philadelphia.

The prolific scholar authored “The Church and the Jews in the 13th Century,” “A History of Contemporary Jews,” and the popular textbook “History of the Jews,” as well as translated a number of books from German into English. Grayzel came to the United States from Minsk, Byelorussia, and earned degrees from the College of the City of New York, Columbia University, and rabbinical ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

CLARIFICATION

A story in the Aug. 13 Daily News Bulletin said the Knesset adopted the bill proclaiming united Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on July 23. Actually, the Knesset enacted that bill into law on July 30, a day after the UN General Assembly approved a resolution demanding that Israel withdraw from all the occupied territories including Jerusalem. On July 23, the Knesset passed the bill on first reading.

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