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wrote in addition to his
R e lig ion of Babylonia and Assyria
,
studies on the books of Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs and Job. He
also contributed articles on Biblical subjects to the
Jewish En-
cyclopedia
and to
Hastings’ D ictionary of the Bible.
J
ew ish
T
heolog ical
S
em in a r y
o f
A
m e r ic a
.
75th anniversary.
Founded in New York in 1886, it is the oldest traditional seminary
in America today. As the fountainhead of the Conservative move-
ment it has provided rabbinic leadership and educational guid-
ance for hundreds of congregations throughout the land. Its dis-
tinguished faculty have stood at the forefront of American Jewish
scholarship. Its library contains the outstanding collection of
Jewish books in this country.
M
oses
J
ung
.
70th birthday. Born in Ushersky Brod, Czechoslo-
vakia, January 22, 1891. For many years a Hillel director and
professor of Jewish studies at universities and Rabbinical semin-
aries, he has published works on Jewish law and religion.
M
ordeca i
M
en a h em
K
a p l a n
.
80th birthday. Born in Swenzia-
ny, Lithuania, June 11, 1881. As head of the teachers׳ institute and
professor of homiletics and philosophy of religion at the Jewish
Theological Seminary of America as well as editor of the
Recon-
struction ist,
he has wielded great influence over the American rab-
binate. His views on the Jewish religion and his program for the
organization of American Jewry are set forth in his major work,
Judaism as a Civilization.
M
aur ice
J.
K
a r p f
.
70th birthday. Born in Austria, January 3,
1891. A social worker and psychologist, he has been president of
the Graduate School of Jewish Social Work until its discontinu-
ance. Among his publications is
Jewish Community Organization
in the Un ited States.
H
an s
K
o h n
.
70th birthday. Born in Prague, September 15, 1891.
Journalist and historian, he has taught in American universities
for a quarter century after having spent several years in Palestine.
In addition to works on modern history, he wrote a book about
Martin Buber a generation ago and also studies in Judaism.
L
eopold
K
o m p e r t
.
75th anniversary of death. Born in Munch-
engratz, Bohemia, May 15, 1822, died in Vienna, November 23,
1886. In his many stories he introduced the life of the Bohemian
ghetto with its lights and shadows to the non-Jewish world.
J
acob
L
e v e e n
.
70th birthday. Born in Jerusalem, December
2 4 ,
1891. As keeper of the department of oriental books and manu-
scripts at the British Musuem, he edited its catalogue of Hebrew
and Samaritan manuscripts. Another work of his is
The Hebrew
B ib le in Art.
L
eo pold
L
o ew
.
150th anniversary of birth. Born in Czernahora,
Moravia, May 22, 1811, died in Szeged, Hungary, October 13,