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Bialik Honored at University of Pennsylvania

March 16, 1926
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Fifteen hundred students of the University of Pennsylvania greeted Chaim Nachman Bialik, Hebrew poet, at a reception given in his honor here, under the auspices of the University.

“The Wordsworth of Jewish Literature,” was the term applied to Bialik by Prof. Laurie, of the Department of English. The University of Pennsylvania was represented by Prof. James A. Montgomery, head of the Semitics Department, who presided, and who welcomed Bialik as the leader of the renaissance of a great language, which is the instrument of a great people.

Prof. Isaac Husik of the Department of Philosophy, Prof. Laurie of the English Department, Prof. Max L. Margolis of Dropsie College, Dr. Shmarya Levin and Philip Resnikov, were the speakers.

Bialik’s address in Hebrew was the first Hebrew address delivered at the University.

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