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NEW YORK (JTA) — The president of Yeshiva University announced that he will step down in August 2002.

"I didn't want to be carried out feet first," Rabbi Norman Lamm said Tuesday. "The university has reached a pinnacle of its development. It has further to go, but I feel I am leaving it in good shape."

One of the longest-serving university presidents in the United States, Lamm has stood at Yeshiva's helm for the past 25 years.

Got Hebrew? — Cable TV soon will

NEW YORK (JTA) — A Hebrew-language cable channel will hit the airwaves in the United States in June.

The channel, America Israel, will air programs from several Israeli channels. Producers are courting Israeli advertisers who want to appeal to Israeli and Jewish audiences in the United States.

Lesser-known Chagalls arriving in New York

NEW YORK (JTA) — An exhibit featuring early works by artist Marc Chagall never seen in the West is slated to open next month at New York's Jewish Museum. The exhibit will feature 56 paintings, drawings and murals created by Chagall between 1908 and 1920.

Thirteen paintings by Chagall's teacher, Yehuda Pen, will also be on display in the exhibit, which runs from April 29 through Oct. 14.