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J
e w i s h
B
o o k
A
n n u a l
S
ir
M
oses
M
o n t e f io r e
.
75th anniversary of death. Born in
Livorno, Italy, October 24, 1784, died in Ramsgate, England,
July 28, 1885. In addition to being a distinguished communal
leader and philanthropist, he advanced Jewish scholarship
through his endowment of the Jud ith Montefiore College in
Ramsgate under the leadership of the orientalist Louis Loewe,
who also edited Montefiore’s diaries.
N
ahman
ben
S
im h ah
,
of Bratzlav. 150th anniversary of death.
Born in Medzibozh, Ukraine, October 7, 1771, died in Uman,
October 16, 1810 (1811). A great-grandson of Israel ben Eliezer,
Baal Shem, he continued the Hasidic tradition, elaborating the
doctrine of this movement incorporated in the
Likute Maharan,
and adding to its treasure of legends with the
Sipure Maasiyot,
published posthumously.
A
braham
A
aron
N
eum a n
.
70th birthday. Born in Brezan,
Austria, September 23, 1890. Rabbi and president of Dropsie
College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning, his scholarly inter­
ests center on the history of the Jews in Spain to whom he
devoted his major work. He also serves as co-editor of
The
Jewish Quarterly Review,
one of the few Jewish scholarly
periodicals published in English.
The Reconstructionist.
25th anniversary of founding. First
published in New York, January 11, 1935, this bi-weekly journal
lias been the vehicle for the program of American Jewish life
as advocated by Mordecai M. Kaplan, although it has been
hospitable to differing views, too.
T
heodore
R
e ina ch
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Saint-
Germain-en-Laye, near Paris, July 3, 1860, died in Paris, Octobcr
29, 1928. A versatile student of ancient history who combined
linguistic knowledge with historical acumen, he was elected a
member of the French Academy. His major Jewish work is a
collection of texts by Greek and Roman writers referring to
Jews and Judaism. He supervised the French translation of
Josephus and was co-founder of the French society of Jewish
studies which published a quarterly still in existence. He also
wielded his pen on behalf of Alfred Dreyfus and promoted
Liberal Judaism in France in addresses and essays.
A
braham
A
aron
R
oback
.
70th birthday. Born in Russia, June
19, 1890.
A
prolific and voluminous writer in psychology and in
Yiddish, he has organized the Yiddish collection at Harvard
University Library.
Z
evi
S
char fste in
.
75th birthday. Born in Dunayevtzy, Russia,
March 15, 1884. Professor at the Teachers Institute of the
Jewish Theological Seminary of America, he has produced a