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Harvard University Has Lecture Course on Peretz.

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A University extension course on Peretz and his place in Yiddish literature has been arranged for the new term opening at Harvard University on November 5th.

There will be eight lectures delivered by Dr. A. A. Roback, and they will be counted as a credit course at the University.

The course, it is explained, is intended to illustrate the social forces and background of modern Jewry, and to be helpful to social workers and others who come into contact with Jews. A knowledge of Yiddish, it is added, is not indispensable, as the translations, text book, and outlines will be sufficient to supplement the lectures.

The lectures are organised under the auspices of the University Extension Division of the Massachusetts Department of Education.

A first attempt in this direction was made by Dr. Roback last year when the Massachusetts Department of Education arranged the first series of University course lectures on Yiddish literature, under his auspices. The attendances at the course were so considerable that it was decided to continue the experiment this year.

Dr. Roback is continuing during the term his usual lectures on psychology.

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