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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
RESOLUTION IN MEMORY OF MORRIS EPSTEIN
At the presentation of the National Jewish Book Awards cere­
mony, the following resolution was adopted:
“The Jewish Book Council has been bereft by the untimely
death of our esteemed co-worker and colleague, Dr. Morris Ep­
stein, of blessed memory. As a member of our Council’s Execu­
tive Board and of the Editorial Board of
Jewish Bookland,
and
as a judge for many years of our annual juvenile award, Dr. Ep­
stein rendered service of inestimable value. He will be sorely
missed.
“The broad spectrum of Dr. Epstein’s numerous scholarly and
literary achievements stands as a witness to his versatile talents
as author and editor, teacher and translator, radio script writer
and drama critic. As professor and chairman of the English de­
partment at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women and
as co-editor for more than a quarter century of the children’s
journal
World Over,
he brought great Jewish wisdom and joy
to the minds and hearts of countless young people.
“Above all, Dr. Morris Epstein was a mentsh. He had lofty
ideals, wide spiritual horizons, and discriminating values—and
with it all, he was genuinely modest.
“Assembled at this Jewish Book Council meeting, we voice our
profound sorrow over Dr. Epstein’s passing and we extend our
heartfelt condolences to his wife Shifra, his children, and his en­
tire family.”