Stanley L. Nash, Professor Emeritus, Honors Libraries with Gift of Books on Hebrew and Israeli Literature – Fall 2014

Professor Nash retired from teaching at Hebrew Union College in 2012, but he will continue to shape the insights of students and researchers, only now here at UConn through the donation of more than 1,000 books from his own collection to Homer Babbidge Library

“It is my hope that more students will specialize in modern Hebrew and reach a level where they can delve into the riches of the modern Hebrew  Renaissance (1880-1920), the Second Aliyah (1904-1913), The Third Aliyah (1919-1930s), The Palmach Generation (1940s and 1950s), and the modern period,” Nash said in commenting on his gift. “There is an intellectual dynamism peculiar to the academic and literary language in the original Hebrew that  simply cannot be translated.”

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