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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
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American office, World Jewish Congress; founder and ed.
Frimorgen
(Riga),
Dos Vort
(Warsaw); contributor to
Idishe Tzaitung
(Buenos Aires); author
of
Jerusalem
(in Yiddish); d. Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sept. 8, 1950.
H
erford
, R
obert
T
ravers
, non-Jewish Hebraist and authority on Judaism in
early post-Biblical period; b. Manchester, England,
1860;
author of numerous
works on Talmud and Pharisaism, incl.
Christianity in the Talmud and
Midrash, Pharisaism, The Truth About the Pharisees, The Pharisees
,
Judaism
in the New Testament Period, The Separation of Christianity from Judaism ,
Talmud and Apocrypha;
contributor of numerous articles on Talmudic subjects
to periodicals and encyclopedias; ed.
Pirke Aboth;
received honorary degree
from Jewish Institute of Religion
1941;
d. Kelsall, England, Nov.
10, 1950.
H
ir s c h
, D
a v id
,
rabbi, scholar; b. London, England,
ca.
1886; minister Western
Synagogue, Hull; author of
History of the Passover Haggadah, Some Special
Purims, Some Jewish Customs in the Apocryphal Book of Tobit;
d. Hull, England;
Jan. 17, 1950.
K
a m in k a
, A
a r o n
(Armand), rabbi, scholar, translator; b. Berdichev, Russia,
May 5, 1866; lived in Austria; went to Palestine 1938; associated with
Israelitische Allianz of Vienna, 1901-38; lecturer, Maimonides Institute,
University of Vienna, Ohel Shem (Tel Aviv); author of
Poesies Hebralques,
Studien zur Geschichte Galilaas, Die Geonim und ihre Schriften, Alcharisis
Tachkemoni, Tzaharaim, Meine Reise nach Jerusalem, Raze Olam, Le Prophete
Isaie, Studien zur Septuaginta;
translator into Hebrew of classical Greek and
Latin authors, incl. Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Seneca, Marcus Aurelius;
d. Tel Aviv, Israel, March 12, 1950.
K
a p l a n s k y
, S
o lom o n
,
engineer, educator, Labor Zionist leader; b. Bialystok,
Poland, March, 1884; went to Palestine 1912; active in Zionist movement;
since 1931 director, Haifa Technion; author of
The Jews and the World War,
Probleme der Paldstina-Kolonisation, Realitaten und Moglichkeiten Palastinas,
Zustand und Methoden der zweiten Kolonisation in Palastina, Development
of the Jewish National Home
,
Jews and Arabs in Palestine, Fun Anzag tzu
F'arvirklechung
(collected articles in Yiddish); contributor of numerous articles
to Zionist publications; d. Haifa, Israel, Dec. 7, 1950.
K
l ib a n s k y
, Y
a a k o v
,
educator; b. Lithuania, April 10, 1888; went to Palestine
1910; teacher in settlements and Tel Aviv; ed. (since 1937) and contributor,
Hed Hahinuch
, organ of Hebrew Teachers’ Assoc.; d. Tel Aviv, Israel, reptd
Feb. 8, 1950.
O
e s t e r l e y
, W
il l iam
O
sc ar
E
m il
,
non-Jewish Hebraist, authority on history
of Judaism; b. Calcutta, India, 1866; prebendary, St. Paul’s Cathedral,
London, England; author of numerous works on Biblical and historical
subjects, incl.
The Religion and Worship of the Synagogue, The Evolution
of the Messianic Idea, The Literature of Rabbinical and Medieval Judaism,
The Jewish Background of the Christian Liturgy, The Gospel Parables in the
Light of their Jewish Background, The Jews and Judaism during the Greek
Period',
(with T. H. Robinson)
Hebrew Religion, A History of Israel
(2 vols.);
ed.
Ancient Hebrew Poems, Judaism and Christianity
; also studies and trans-
lations of specific books of the Bible; d. London, England, Jan. 10, 1950.
P
a t k in
, A
a r o n
L., Zionist leader, author; b. Russia 1883; went to Australia
after World War I; ed. and contributor,
Zionist
(Melbourne); author of
The Origins of the Russian-Jewish Labour Movement
; d. Melbourne, Australia,
Nov. 16, 1950.
P
e t r u s h k a
, S
im ch ah
B
u n im
,
Yiddish journalist, scholar, Mizrachi leader; b.
Warsaw, Poland, Oct. 1893; came to U.
S .
1926; since 1939 lived in Canada;
contributor to numerous Yiddish publications in Warsaw, incl.
Nayes
,
Yidishe
Vort, Haint\
ed.
Der Emigrant, Der Blitz, Handelstzaitung
; Palestine cor-
respondent for
Haint
and
Der Tog
(New York); ed.
Yidishe Entziklopedie\
translator into Yiddish of
Mishnah\
d. Montreal, Canada, April 11, 1950.
R
a p p o p o r t
, A
ng e lo
S
o lom o n
,
author, scholar, editor;
b .
Baturin, Ukraine,
Sept. 1871; lived in England and France; active in early Zionist movement;
author of
La Liturgie Samaritaine, Myth and Legend of Ancient Israel
(3 vols.),
History of Palestine, The Psalms in Life, Legend and Literature,
The Folklore of the Jews
; ed.
Illustrated Palestine
; translator of stories
b y