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JEWI SH L I TERARY ANN IVERSAR I ES
1958-1959
By
H
erbert
C.
Z
a f r e n
T
HE tenth anniversary of the State of Israel is being cele-
brated this year, and should not be considered only a politi-
cal anniversary. The prodigious growth of all phases of Israeli
literature deserves recognition.
In 1858 the significant journal edited by Moritz Steinschneider,
Hebraische Bibliographie,
first appeared. Except for one long
hiatus, it lasted until 1920. In 1859 Eugene Sue's
Mysteries of
Paris
was translated into Hebrew by Kalman Schulman, the first
French fiction in a modern Hebrew version.
Jewish Frontier
celebrates twenty-five years of activity in 1958; the influential
Aufbau
began in 1934.
Anniversaries in 1958 are: Abraham Goldfaden, Joseph Kraus-
kopf and Moritz Rappaport in January; Joshua Steinberg in
March; Josef Rosenblatt in June; Shalom Shakna in October;
Isaac Halevi Herzog in November; and George A. Kohut and
Halpern Leivick in December. For others, see
Jewish Book
Annual ,
volume 15.
The following anniversaries are noted for 1959:
January: Gotthard Deutsch.
February: Aaron Bernstein, Hyman Gerson Enelow.
March: Solomon Rabinowitz (Sholom Aleichem).
May: Baer ben Alexander Goldberg, Mordecai Zebi Mane.
June: Jacob Gordin.
July: Chaim Nachman Bialik.
August: Judah Low ben Bezalel (Maharal).
September: Meshullam ben Joel Ha-Kohen.
October: Naftali Herz Imber, Levi Yitzhok of Berdichev.
November: David Einhorn.
December: Samuel Adler, Marcus Bar Friedenthal,
Yehezkel Kaufman.
S a m u e l A d l e r .
150th anniversary of birth. Born in Worms,
December 1, 1809; died in New York, June 9, 1891. Trained at
Giessen and in several European Yeshivot, he was rabbi at
Temple Emanu-El in New York from 1857 to 1874.
A
scholar
and Talmudist who favored gradual reform, he gathered a fine
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