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COHEN — DROPSIE COLLEGE
JEWISH LAW, EDUCATION AND GENERAL LITERATURE
Jewish law is treated in
The Jewish Law of Theft
, by Moses Jung.
Comparative religion is evident in
Thespis: Ritual
,
Myth and
Drama in the Ancient Near East
,
The Oldest Stories in the World
and
Festivals of the Jewish Year
, by Theodor H. Gaster, Pro-
fessor of Comparative Religion, prolific writer and brilliant
stylist.
Jewish education is represented by such treatises as
How to
Teach Hebrew in the Elementary Grades
, by William Chomsky;
A Curriculum fo r the Congregational School
, by Leon A. Lang;
Education Faces the Future
and
The Zionist School System
, by
Isaac B. Berkson;
Central Community Agencies fo r Jewish Educa-
tion
, by Abraham P. Gannes; and
Hebrew in American Higher
Education
, by Abraham I. Katsh.
Various volumes in Jewish literature have come from the pens
of the alumni and faculty of the College, such as:
Post-Biblical
Hebrew Literature
, by Benzion Halper;
An Anthology of Medieval
Hebrew Literature
and
Sabbath: The Day of Delight,
by A. E. Mill-
gram; and translations into Hebrew of Shakespeare’s
Macbeth
,
A Midsummer Night's Dream
,
The Winter's Tale
and
Hamlet
, by
Harry S. Davidowitz.
PALESTINE, ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Since the founding of the Institute of the Middle East, Palestine
and Israel have become of wider and more vital interest to the
scholars of The Dropsie College. Such volumes as the following
testify to the place they occupy in modern Jewish scholarship:
The Struggle fo r Palestine
and
Middle East Dilemmas
, by Jacob
C. Hurewitz, Professor of Political History of Middle East;
Israel
Between East and West: A Study in Human Relations
,
Water:
A Study in Palestinian Folklore
, and
Jewish Seafaring in Ancient
Times
, by Raphael Patai, Professor of Anthropology;
The Second
Generation in Israel: Economic and Social Trends
, by Bernard D.
Weinryb, Professor of History and Middle East Economics; and
Legends of Palestine
, by Zev Vilnay.
Judaism in Islam
, by Abraham I. Katsh, deals with the Biblical
and Talmudic backgrounds of the Koran and its commentaries,
thus relating the Bible to the Arabic countries where the Koran
is the sacred scriptures of the people.