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Dr. Hillel Bavli, Hebrew Poet and Writer, Dead at 69; Services Today

July 7, 1961
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Dr. Hillel Bavli, Hebrew poet, author and professor of Hebrew literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, died here this morning after a brief illness. He was 69 years of age.

Born in Lithuania, Professor Bavli came to the United States in 1912 and attended Columbia University and the Seminary, where he earned a doctorate in Hebrew literature. He joined the faculty of the Seminary in 1920. In 1954, Dr. Bavli was awarded the Lamed Prize in Hebrew literature for his translation of Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra.” Among his other works were “Collected Poems,” “Mantle of Time” and “Israel, 1955.”

Funeral services will be held here tomorrow. Interment will be in Israel.

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