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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
wrote liturgical poetry and humor as well as a historical work on
Hebrew language and literature.
M
a r t in
B
u b e r
.
80th anniversary of birth. Born in Vienna,
February 8, 1878; now living in Israel. Leading exponent of
Jewish neo-mysticism; writer on biblical, hasidic, philosophical and
mystical subjects; editor of Jewish-German journals; formerly
professor of Jewish philosophy of religion and ethics at Frankfurt.
O
s s ip
D
ymow
(originally Joseph Perelman). 80th anniversary
of birth. Born in Bialystok in 1878. Writer of plays in Russian
and in Yiddish, he has been an important figure in the modern
Yiddish theater.
H
ir sch
E
d e l m a n n
.
100th anniversary of death. Born in
Swislocz, Russia, in 1805; died in Berlin, November 20 (?), 1858.
In addition to founding printing establishments in Danzig and
Konigsberg, he authored rabbinic and liturgical works, translated
Arabic and Greek proverbs into Hebrew, and wrote
Ginze Oxford
(with Leopold Dukes) on the Oppenheim Collection in the Bodleian
Library.
Akiba ben Simha Bunem
E
g e r
.
200th anniversary o f death.
Born in Halberstadt in 1729; died in Pressburg, September 17,
1758. Member of a famous family, he wrote responsa and novellae
on several treatises o f the Talmud.
S
olomon
F
o r m s t e c h e r
.
150th anniversary of birth. Born in
Offenbach, July 28, 1808; died there, April 24, 1889. Known for
his
Religion des Geistes
, a work on Jewish religious philosophy, he
wrote periodical articles on many subjects, a novel, and also
published sermons. At different times, he was editor of
Freitag-
abend
and of
Die Israelitische IVochenschrift.
F
r a n c is
H
e n r y
G
o l d sm id
.
150th anniversary of birth.
Born in London, May 1, 1808; died there, May 2, 1878. The
first Jewish lawyer in England and the first Jew to be made
Queen’s Counsel (1858), he was active and wrote tracts in favor
of the emancipation of Jews from civil and political disabilities.
S
am so n
R
a p h a e l
H
ir s c h
.
150th anniversary of birth. Born
in Hamburg, June 20, 1808; died in Frankfort-on-the-Main,
December 31, 1888. Noted rabbi, defender of Orthodoxy against
Reform, founder and editor of the monthly
Jeschurun
, he wrote
polemics against Reform and works on the Bible and Talmud. His
best known book is
Nineteen Letters of Ben Uziel
, an intellectual
presentation of Orthodox Judaism.