Roth receives honorary doctorate from the JTS

May 24, 2014

As we mentioned on Thursday, Philip Roth received an honorary doctorate from the Jewish Theological Seminary as part of their spring 2014 commencement exercises.


Aimee Pozorski, President of the Philip Roth Society, was quoted in a piece by Beth Kissileff in the JTA concerning her thoughts on Roth's latest honor: “Ultimately, for the last 50 years, and despite opinions to the contrary, [Roth and the Jewish Theological Seminary] have fought for the same ideals all along [...] From the very beginning of his career, he has been deeply invested in representing the lives and fates of Jewish youth.”


We congratulate Mr. Roth on this well-deserved honor!

The entire story from the JTA can be found here.

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