Education: Golden Age

When Abraham A. Neuman graduated as a brilliant young rabbi from Manhattan's Jewish Theological Seminary, he was swamped with offers to take over a congregation. One offer came all the way from South Africa. But he turned them all down because, he says, "I thought that the future of Judaism lay in America. I wanted to be a scholar." Last week, at a testimonial dinner in Philadelphia's Warwick Hotel, Dr. Neuman, now 61, listened to words of high praise from his fellow scholars. For 40 years he has been pursuing his ideal, the last...

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