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ZAFREN ---- JEWISH LITERARY ANNIVERSARIES
99
S
im o n
S
c h r e ib e r
.
75th anniversary of death. Born in Press-
burg in 1821; died in Cracow, March 25, 1883. A leader of the
Orthodox Jews of Galicia, he became a member of the Austrian
Parliament. He founded the Hebrew weekly,
Mahazike Ha-Dat.
J
u d a h
S
t e i n b e r g
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in Lipkany,
Bessarabia, in 1863; died in Odessa, February 9, 1908. A Hebrew
teacher and Hebrew short story writer, he contributed to many
Hebrew and Yiddish periodicals. He wrote a Hebrew syntax, but
is known mainly for his fables and children’s stories and for his
popularization of the life of Hasidim.
C
y r u s
L.
S
u l z b e r g e r
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in
Philadelphia, July 11, 1858; died in New York, April 30, 1932.
Philanthropist and civic leader, he was a founder of the
American
Hebrew
, a fund raiser for the
Jewish Encyclopedia
, and a director
of the Jewish Publication Society of America.
S
am so n
W
e r t h e im e r
.
300th anniversary of birth. Born in
Worms, January 7, 1658; died in Vienna, August 6, 1724. Rabbi
and court Jew, he helped finance many publications, including the
printing of the Talmud in Frankfurt-on-the-Main, 1712-22.