No complaints from Philip Roth as U.S. Jewish institution honors him
Novelist once scorned as 'self-hating Jew' is given honorary doctorate by Jewish Theological Seminary.
Philip Roth, whose early fiction satirizing American Jewish life made him persona non grata among the pillars of the community back in the '60s, has been awarded one of those pillars' highest honor. The Forward reports that New York's Jewish Theological Seminary gave Roth, 81, an honorary doctorate Thursday night.
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