Abraham Katsh, a scholar of Judaica and Hebrew studies who introduced modern Hebrew to American university classrooms, died Tuesday at DeWitt Nursing Home in New York. Mr. Katsh was a relentless researcher who persuaded Soviet authorities to allow him to reproduce thousands of Jewish documents in their custody at the height of the Cold War. His family said he was 92.
Edith Appleton Standen, 93, a renowned tapestry expert and a longtime curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, died earlier this month in New York. Her writings, including award-winning catalogs of the Met's European post-medieval tapestries, helped broaden interest in the specialty.