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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
Author of other novels and textbooks, he was a teacher of Jewish
religion and German in the Kovno gymnasium.
C
l a u d e
J.
G . M
o n t e f io r e
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born
in London in 1858; died there, July 9, 1938. Bible scholar and
theologian, he wrote a great deal on Liberal Judaism. Co-author,
with Israel Abrahams, of
Aspects of Judaism,
he was also a founder
and editor of the
Jewish Quarterly Review.
A
d o l ph
N
e u b a u e r
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in Bittse,
Hungary, March 11, 1831; died in London, April 6, 1907.
A
librarian at the Bodleian Library, and Reader in Rabbinic Hebrew
at Oxford, he wrote in the fields of Bible, history, and Talmud. He
also wrote on the Karaite literature in the St. Petersburg Library
and prepared the catalogue of Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian.
A
do l ph
S
im o n
O
c h s
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in
Cincinnati, March 12, 1858; died in Chattanooga, April 8, 1935.
Journalist, organizer of the Associated Press, owner of the
New
York Times
and other newspapers, he was also active in Jewish
philanthropy.
S
olomon
d e
O
l iv e y r a
.
250th anniversary of death. Died in
Amsterdam, May 23, 1708. Translator of Avicenna’s
Canon
into
Portuguese, he also wrote liturgical and other poems in Hebrew,
various dictionaries of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Portuguese, and
works on rhetoric, grammar, and accents.
J
acob
D
a n i e l
O
lmo
.
200th anniversary of death. Born in
Ferrara about 1690; died there, May 24, 1757. Writer of responsa
and poetry including the
Eden Aruch
and a group of
piyyutim.
D
a v id
O
t t e n s o s s e r
.
100th anniversary of death. Born in
1784; died in Fiirth, May 22, 1858. Bible exegete, he translated
and annotated the books of Job, Isaiah, and Jeremiah. He also
edited the philosophical works of Maimonides and others, and
wrote a history of the Jews based on Josephus.
S
olomon
P
l e s s n e r
.
75th anniversary of death. Born in Bres­
lau, April 23, 1797; died in Posen, August 28, 1883. He was a
leader of neo-Orthodoxy. Among his publications are a Hebrew
translation of a part of the Apocrypha, some important sermons,
a catechism, and poetry.
M
ic h a e l
S
a c h s
.
150th anniversary of birth. Born in Gross
Glogau, September 3, 1808; died in Berlin, January 31, 1864. A
rabbi, he wrote the long poem,
Reshit ha-Melitzah
, and other
poems; and edited liturgies of various kinds.