The Jewish Publication Society has issued 125 books during its existence, attaining a total of 1,300,000 copies, Simon Miller, president of the Society declared at the thirty-fifth annual meeting held Sunday. The Society will issue next fall a selection of the first poems of Solomon Ion Gabirol. he text was edited by Professor Israel Davidson and translated into English by Israel Zangwill.
“Jews must produce a literature that will educate Jews to know themselves and with this knowledge ward off the insidious slanders that are cast upon Jews”, Mr. Miller declared in his address.
The following were elected officers: President, Simon Miller, Philadelphia; First Vice President, Adolph S. Ochs; Second Vice President, Horace Stern; Treasurer, Henry Fernberger; Secretary, George Dobsavage, and Dr. B. Halper, Editor.
The Society has issued the “The Fest of the Messenger” a volume of travels through Palestine by the Jewish poet Yehoash (Solomon Bloomgarden). The English version is the work of Isaac Goldberg, the translator of Ibanez’ “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”.
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