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J
e w i s h
B
o o k
A
n n u a l
Guido Kisch.
70th birthday. Born in Prague, January
22, 1889.
Jurist and historian who taught in European universities before
joining the faculty of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Insti­
tute of Religion in New York, his Jewish writings deal with the
legal status of the Jews in the Middle Ages. He also edits the
semi-annual
Historia Judaica.
M
a x
J
ames
K
o h l er
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Detroit,
May 22, 1871, died in Long Lake, N. Y., July 24, 1934. An at­
torney who specialized in immigration cases, he fought for
liberal immigration laws and wrote in this field. He also con­
tributed to the
Jewish Encyclopedia,
the
Encyclopedia Americana
and the
Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society.
M
an u el
K
o m r o f f
.
70th birthday. Born in New York, Sep­
tember 7, 1890. Novelist and editor, he has published among
other books an English edition of the Apocrypha.
A
braham
I
saac
K
ook
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in
Grieva, Latvia, Russia, September 7, 1865, died in Jerusalem,
September 1, 1935. Having received a traditional education at
the Volozhin Yeshivah, he became chief rabbi of Palestine in
1921, where he served until his death. Through his teaching and
his extensive writings in the field of Halachah, Agada, mediaeval
Jewish philosophy and mysticism, he tried to broaden the base
of traditional learning.
B
aruch
K
rupn ik
(Karou ). 70th birthday. Born in Chernevsky,
Poland, March, 1889. Hebrew writer and translator, he was an
editor of the
Encyclopedia Judaica
(German) and its Hebrew
companion,
Eshkol.
In addition to many essays in Hebrew, he
translated numerous works from European languages into He­
brew, among them Dubnow’s history of the Jews.
A
lfr ed
L
andau
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Brody,
Galicia, November 25, 1850, died in Vienna, March 31, 1935.
A
Yiddish philologist, he worked throughout his life on the prepara­
tion of a scientific Yiddish dictionary which, however, was never
completed.
A
part of his collected writings was published by
YIVO.
S
h em a rya
L
ev in
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Swislotch,
Russia, March 10, 1867, died in Haifa, June 9, 1935. Zionist
leader and gifted writer in Russian, Hebrew and Yiddish, he
fought for Jewish rights as a member of the Russian Duma
(Parliament) in 1906, and later was associated with Bialik in
the Hebrew publishing house, Devir. His autobiographical works,
The Arena, Childhood in Exile,
and
Youth in Revolt,
translated
from the Yiddish, were very popular in America.
L
e e
J
oseph
L
ev inger
.
70th birthday. Born in Burke, Idaho,
March 4, 1890. A Reform rabbi now connected with the Veterans