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who left Poland after his business was ruined by the Nazis,
established himself in this country and eventually became one
of the benefactors of the Institute of Applied Mathematics and
Space Physics, both at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and
at Tel Aviv University.
The judges for this award were Sylvia Landress, director of
the Zionist Archives and Library; Dr. Raphael Patai, editor of
Encyclopedia of Zionism and Israel,
and Dr. Howard M. Sachar,
professor of history at George Washington University.
The winner of this year’s award is Dr. Melvin I. Urofsky for
his authorship of
American Zionism from Herzl to the Holo­
Dr. Urofsky is currently associate professor and chairman
of the Department of History of Virginia Commonwealth Univer­
sity. He has been the recipient of a number of awards and
fellowships which have enabled him to pursue his academic
studies. He is presently chairman of the American Jewish His­
torical Society 1976 Conference on Southern Jewish History. A
prolific writer, he has contributed articles to numerous periodicals;
he is the author of a number of books and the co-editor o f the
Letters of Louis D. Brandeis.
A review in the American Library Association Journal stated:
“Urofsky’s spirited and careful study penetrates the foundations
upon which this invigorated American Zionist movement was
constructed, revealing how Zionistic sentiments o f American
Jews were harmonized with their loyalty to the U.S. . . . and
consequently how the drive for a Jewish state became not solely
a Jewish concern but also part of general American political
and social trends.”
The Esco Foundation presents annually the Frank and Ethel
S. Cohen award for a book on Jewish thought as a memorial
tribute to the late Frank Cohen and in honor of Mrs. Ethel S.
Cohen. Mrs. Cohen is an outstanding Jewish communal leader,
having given many years of devoted and creative service to the
Jewish communities of the United States and Israel.
The judges for this award were Dr. Emil L. Fackenheim,
professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto; Dr. Nahum
N. Glatzer, professor of Jewish history at Boston University, and