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Ktav, New York, 1973. He had published an ab­
breviated Hebrew translation of this strange travelogue in the
in 1940. He was very happy to be able to bring
it out in a final form, accessible both to the educated general
reader and being scientifically satisfactory.
Tn 1970 Walter Joseph Fischel retired from Berkeley, but
took up teaching as Professoi of Judaic Studies at the Santa
G uz Campus of the University of California. He died in harness.
Fischel was very popular as a public speaker; he participated
in countless congresses, committees, and organizations, and
contributed profusely to Jewish periodicals of variegated de­
scriptions. With his death, a very characteristic figure, who has
made a special contribution, has vanished from the American
Jewish scene.