Norman Itzkowitz

Trenton, New Jersey

Age 87


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Professor Norman Itzkowitz PRINCETON Professor Norman Itzkowitz, 87, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Jan. 20, 2019, in Princeton, NJ, where he resided for over 65 years. Norman was a beloved professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University and served...

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A scholar and a gentleman with incredible insight and wisdom. I loved having dinner with him, Leonore, Jay and Karen at Wilson College. Please accept my condolences for my mentor.

I do think that there is no better way to salute late Prof . Itzkowitz than his own words on one of his teachers, Prof. Philip Khoury Hitti. Professor Itzkowitz told me many times how Philip Hitti was "a Mensch",
in the New York Yiddish sense of the word.
Same applies to Prof. Itzkowitz. I had from him during my Princeton years everything: from scholarly advice to help in finding new flat to rent under very agreeable circumstances. One can write a lot about Prof....

Dear Family of Norman Itzkowitz,
I am very sorry to learn of your loss. As a founding member of Friends of CCNY Fencing, I am reaching out to you to offer our condolences. I read the story in the Trenton News and learned how fencing was a big part of his life and how it helped shaped his career and his character.
I am also an alumni fencer and a volunteer member of the Asian Alumni Group. Please let me know if there is anything we can do. We are working on a newsletter to be sent...

I was Norman Itzkowitz's student as an undergraduate and wrote my undergraduate thesis under his supervision.

He was an exception to my undergraduate experience, taking personal interest in the student as a person, and encouraging me and others to develop other aspects to our "Princeton experience" in other than strictly academic ways.

Not that he was not interested in our intellectual development, that was clear from his often humorously conducted but serious...

He was a fine teacher and a real mensch. Condolences to the family.

Always fond memories of shared graduate school years and hospitality at his Lee' and Norman's home

Very sorry to read that you have left us. Always appreciated your support and encouragement. You will be missed. Nur içinde yat!

We are deeply saddened by the loss of this courtly neighbor and distinguished scholar. His spirit lives on in his scholarship and his family.