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Yeshiva University Honors Churgin; Establishes Chair in His Name

March 29, 1955
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Two honors were accorded Dr. Pinkhos Churgin, retiring Dean of the Teachers Institute of Yeshiva University, here last night on the eve of his departure for Israel to assume the presidency of the new Bar-Ilan University.

He received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Dr. Samuel Belkin, president of Yeshiva University, and plans were announced for the establishment of a Chair in Jewish History bearing his name. The dual tribute to Dr. Churgin, retiring after 35 years as Dean and Professor of Jewish History and Literature, took place at a dinner-convocation attended by five hundred persons. Dr. Churgin will leave for Israel tomorrow.

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