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W
ien er
— J
ew ish
L
iterar y
A
nniversaries
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Administration, his principal work is
A History of the Jews in
the United States.
It has passed through several editions. He like­
wise has written on anti-Semitism and about his experiences as
a chaplain during the first World War.
I
saac
B
aer
L
ev insohn
.
100th anniversary of death. Born in
Kremenetz, Russia, October 2, 1788, died there February 17,
1860. Hebrew writer and founder of the Haskalah movement
in Russia, he advocated secular education for his people, a stand
that was bitterly opposed by the Orthodox. In his major works
he presented Judaism according to his enlightened views and
also combatted the blood accusation and missionary attacks on
Judaism. (See “Isaac Baer Levinsohn,” by Menahem G. Glenn,
in this volume.)
F
e l ix
A
lexand er
L
ev y
.
75th birthday. Born in New York,
October 20, 1884. Prominent Reform rabbi in Chicago, he is
past president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis.
His writings include
Judaism and Modern Thought
and other
works on the Jewish religion.
M
oses
L
e ib
L
i l ien b lu m
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in
Keidany, Russia, October 19, 1843, died in Odessa, Russia, Feb­
ruary 12, 1910. A Hebrew writer who rejected the Haskalah for
Zionism after the pogroms in the 1880’s, he was regarded highly
by his contemporaries because of his clarity and stylistic lucidity.
I
srael
ben
G
edaliah
L
ipschutz
.
100th anniversary of death.
Born in 1782, died in Danzig, September 19,1860. An Orthodox
rabbi in Danzig, his major work is
Tiferet Yisrael,
a commentary
on the Mishnab, which is distinguished for its clearness and
systematic arrangement.
S
igmund
M
ann h e im er
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in
Kernel, Germany, May 16, 1835, died in Cincinnati, December
18, 1909. Coming to the United States in 1865, he became pro­
fessor of exegesis and Aramaic, as well as librarian, at the
Hebrew Union College. In 1873 he published a Hebrew gram­
mar, which was reprinted many times.
M
oses
M
a r x
.
75th birthday. Born in Wuppertal, Germany,
June 2, 1885. A bibliophile, he at one time assembled a private
Jewish library of 8,000 volumes, among them many rare items.
The library is now part of the Schocken Library in Jerusalem.
Head cataloguer at the Hebrew Union College Library for many
years, he has been especially interested in the early Hebrew
printed books, preparing a bibliography of Hebrew books
arranged by place of printing, which is still in manuscript. He
also has published a study on Gershom Soncino, one of the
earliest Jewish printers.