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The Hebrew Union College Summer School will be resumed tomorrow, with the graduate rabbinical school and the teachers’ institute as its two departments. The school was abandoned last summer because of insufficient finances.

Sessions will be held every morning from Monday to Friday inclusive over a period of six weeks, concluding on August 17.

Present indications are that the rabbinical school will not be attended as well as in previous years and that the teachers’ institute will have a better than average enrollment. Tuition in both departments is free. Facilities of the dormitory are placed at the disposal of out of town students at nominal rates.

Members of the summer school faculty and their subjects are: Dr. Henry Englander, homiletics and Midrash; Dr. Jacob R. Marcus, Jewish history; Dr. Samuel S. Cohon, Jewish theology; and Professor Abraham N. Franzblau, acting director of the summer school, Jewish religious education.

The graduate rabbinical school curriculum includes: Medieval Biblical Exegesis, a critical reading and study of the commentaries of Rashi, Ibn Ezra and Redak and the Targumim and Massorah to one of the minor prophets (Dr. Englander); history, seminar, a critical and comparative study of the literary sources of modern anti-Semitism (Dr. Marcus); theoology, a study of Hassidism (Dr. Cohon); and education, including curriculum construction (Dr. Franzblau).

For the teachers’ institute the course of study comprises: The Bible, Biblical history from the conquest of Canaan to the destruction of the first temple, 586 B. C. E. (Dr. Englander); history, problems of modern Jewish history (Dr. Marcus); theology, essentials of Judaism, a survey of Jewish belief and practice (Dr. Cohon); and education, principles and methods of religious school teaching (Professor Franzblau).

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