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Yeshiva University’s Stern College had a dialogue with Rabbi
Norman Lamm of the Jewish Center, on the latter’s book
Faith
and Doubt
(Ktav Publishing House). On March 8th, Mrs. Lily
Edelman, co-editor of the B’nai B’rith Jewish Heritage Classics
Series, discussed this series with Dr. Judah Nadich. On March
22nd, Dr. and Mrs. Salo W. Baron, author and editor, respectively,
of
Steeled by Adversity
(Jewish Publication Society of America),
were interviewed by Professor Joseph L. Blau, chairman of Columbia
University’s Department of Religion. On April 19th, Dr. Eugene
B. Borowitz, professor of theology at the Hebrew Union College-
Jewish Institute of Religion, and Dr. Seymour Siegel, professor of
ethics and rabbinic thought at the Jewish Theological Seminary
of America discussed a number of recent books on theology. On
May 3rd, Professor Ismar Schorsch of the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America discussed with Dr. Henry Feingold the latter’s
The Politics of Rescue: The Roosevelt Administration and the
Holocaust
(Rutgers University Press). The final program of the
series was held on May 17, 1972, and featured Cynthia Ozick,
author of
The Pagan Rabbi and Other Stories
(Alfred A. Knopf),
and Charles Angoff, professor of literature at Farleigh Dickinson
University.
Israel Chapter
During the past year, the Israel Chapter of the Jewish Book
Council inaugurated a series of literary events. The first was a cen­
tennial celebration memorializing the Yiddish poet Yehoash, which
was conducted under the auspices of the Israel Chapter, Beth
Hillel, the American Jewish Committee and the Yiddish Culture
Society in Jerusalem. Another centennial observance was that of
David Pinsky, in which President Zalman Shazar participated.
It was well attended and received wide recognition in the Israeli
press and on the radio. Plans are being formulated for continuing
such programs, that are arranged with the cooperation of Prof. Sol
Liptzin, the Council’s representative in Israel.
Jewish Book Annual
Essays on Jewish identity and Jewish suffering by three promi­
nent American Jewish novelists, the literary activities of Jews in
India known as the “Bene-Israel,” and Jewish library collections
and archives, were among the feature articles in volume 29 of the
Jewish Book Annual,
published in September, 1971. This tri­
lingual yearbook of Jewish literary creativity also listed and briefly
described 960 books of Jewish interest published in the United
States, Israel and Great Britain during the twelve month period
ending May, 1971.