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JEWISH LITERARY ANNIVERSARIES
1957-1958
By
H
e r b e r t
C.
Z
a f r e n
S
INCE a major function of a list of literary anniversaries is to
encourage the celebration of the anniversary of a noted
person, it seems necessary to supply a calendrical as well as an
alphabetical index. In chronological order, then, we recognize the
following:
1957: Adolph Neubauer in April and Jacob Daniel Olmo in May.
For all others in 1957, see
Jewish Book Annual
, Vol. 14.
January, 1958: Eliezer ben Jehudah, Abraham Mapu, Samson
Wertheimer.
February, 1958: Abraham Antibi, Peter Beer, Solomon Bloch,
Martin Buber, Israel Lipkin (Salanter), Judah Steinberg.
March, 1958: Eliezer Low, Robert Lyon, Adolph S. Ochs,
Simon Schreiber.
May, 1958: F. H. Goldsmid, Solomon de Oliveyra, David
Ottensosser.
June, 1958: Samson Raphael Hirsch.
July, 1958: Solomon Formstecher, Cyrus L. Sulzberger.
August, 1958: S. Y. Agnon, Zebi Hirsch Ashkenazi, Solomon
Plessner.
September, 1958: Akiba Eger, Israel Meir Kagan (Hofetz
Hayyim), Michael Sachs.
November, 1958: Israel Abrahams, Hirsch Edelmann.
December, 1958: Abraham ben Elijah.
Some of the most important anniversaries cannot be ascertained
more closely than the year. Perhaps it is fitting tha t Abravanel,
Gabirol, and Luzzatto be celebrated throughout the year of 1958.
A
br ah am
b e n
E
l ijah
of
W
i l n o
.
150th anniversary of death.
Born in Wilno about 1750; died there, December 14, 1808. Son
of the famous Gaon of Wilno, he wrote glosses on the Talmud and
Midrash, a history of homiletical literature, an alphabetical index
of 120 midrashim, and a geographical work in Hebrew.
I
s r a e l
A
b r a h am s
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in LonĀ­
don, November 26, 1858; died in Cambridge, October 6, 1925.
The foremost Anglo-Jewish scholar of his day, he taught at Jews*
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