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W
ien er
— J
ew ish
L
iterar y
A
nniversaries
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when all Jewish literary activity stopped in Germany. Through­
out its existence it remained true to its neo-Orthodox position
in Jewish life.
The Jewish Quarterly Review, New Series.
50th anniversary
of publication in Philadelphia. First published in London in
1888, this distinguished scholarly periodical in the English
language was taken over by Dropsie College in Philadelphia in
July, 1910, and has continued to the present day.
The Jewish Spectator.
25th anniversary of founding. Pub­
lished in New York since November, 1935, by Trude Weiss-
Rosmarin, this modern Orthodox monthly has often taken an
independent position and has opened its pages to representatives
of the other branches of religious Judaism. It also has been
enlivened by what might be termed the personal journalism
of its editor.
I
saak
M
arkus
J
ost
.
100th anniversary of death. Born in Bern-
burg, Germany, February 22, 1793, died in Frankfurt on the
Main, November 20, 1860. Educator and historian, he headed
a Jewish parochial school. While his 9-volume history of the
Jews (1820-28) was overshadowed by the later work of Graetz, it
marked the beginning of modern Jewish historiography.
G
ustav
K
a r p e l e s
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in Eiwano-
witz, Moravia, Austria-Hungary, now Czechoslovakia, November
11, 1848, died in Nauheim, Germany, July 21, 1909. Editor of
German and German-Jewish periodicals and historian of Jewish
and general literature, his major Jewish work was a history of
Jewish literature (English translation, Jewish Literature and
other Essays). As editor of the
Allgemeine Zeitung des Juden-
tums,
the most popular Jewish periodical in Germany, and as
leader of the union of Jewish literary societies, he promoted adult
Jewish education through lectures throughout Germany. His spe­
cial interest was Heinrich Heine, to whom he devoted numerous
studies.
I
srael
K
atzow ich
(Isser Kasowitch). 100th anniversary of
birth. Born in Maliski, Russia, September 14, 1859, died in New
York, October 10, 1934. A Yiddish writer who settled in America
in 1905, he is acclaimed chiefly because of his fine autobiography,
from which a selection is included in every Yiddish text-book for
children.
I
saak
K
au fm a nn
.
75th anniversary of death. Born in Buchs-
weiler, Alsace, July 17, 1805, died in Frankfort on the Main,
Germany, October 19, 1884. He established the Kauffmann pub­
lishing house which existed until the annihilation of German
Jewry under Hitler, and brought out hundreds of works in the
field of Judaica.