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The World of Jewish Books
“The World of Jewish Books" is the title of a new radio
program series inaugurated by the Jewish Book Council in De-
cember, 1970, on station WEVD (AM/FM). Presented as a
public service by WEVD, it was broadcast on alternate Wednes-
day evenings at 9:15 P.M. through May, 1971. The purpose of
this series was to present discussions of books of Jewish interest
worthy of being called to the attention of the public.
The first program was presented the week before Hanukkah
and featured Dr. Morris Epstein, editor of
World Over
and
chairman of the Department of English at Yeshiva University’s
Stern College, in a discussion with Mrs. Libby Klaperman,
author of
The Five Brothers Maccabee.
On December 30, 1970,
Dr. Judah Nadich, president of the Jewish Book Council, en-
gaged in a dialogue with Leonard Slater on his best seller
The
Pledge.
On January 13, 1971, Mrs. Miriam Lipstadt, well-known
lecturer on Jewish art, interviewed Dr. Abram Kanof on his book
Jewish Ceremonial Art and Religious Observance.
On January
27, Dr. Eugene B. Borowitz, vice-president of the Council, led
a discussion on
The Rise of American Jewish Literature
with the
co-editors of this work, Dr. Charles Angoff and Meyer Levin.
Dr. Judah Nadich and Dr. Harry M. Orlinsky, chairman of
the Jewish Publication Society of America’s Translation Com-
mittee of the Torah, discussed the problems of biblical transla-
tion on February 24th. On March 10th, Dr. Morris Epstein and
Mrs. Yehiel Denur discussed her husband’s book
Star Eternal,
written under the pseudonym, Ka-Tzetnik 135633. On March
24th, Dr. Solomon Bernards, director of interreligious coopera-
tion of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, interviewed
Dan Kurzman on his
Genesis 1948.
On April 7th, Myron Schoen,
director of art and architectural programs of the Union of Amer-
ican Hebrew Congregations, led a discussion with Tully Filmus
whose art work was embodied in a recently published book,
The
A r t of Tu lly Filmus.
Rabbi David Mirsky, dean of Yeshiva
University’s Stern College, and Harold U. Ribalow discussed on
April 21st
My Name A lou d : Stories by Jewish Authors,
edited
by the latter. On May 19th, Dr. Shalom Paul, assistant profes-
sor of Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, dis-
coursed about the
Encyclopedia Judaica
with its executive editor,
Dr. Fred Lachman.
Jerusalem International Book Fair
While in Israel in the fall of 1970, we made preliminary ar-
rangements for the Jewish Book Council to participate in the