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I s a a c M a r g o l i s .
75th anniversary of death. Born in Kalvariya,
Russia, 1842, died in New York, August 1, 1887. An Orthodox
rabbi who served a New York congregation the last few years
of his life, he wrote Hebrew works in defense of the Talmud and
the Shulchan Aruch against the Maskilim, and also contributed
to the modern Hebrew journals.
H e n r y P e r e i r a M e n d e s .
25th anniversary of death. Born in
Birmingham, England, 1852, died in
M t .
Vernon, N. Y., October
20, 1937. Rabbi of the Spanish and Portuguese Congregation
Shearith Israel in New York, he was an active community leader,
and also authored studies in early American Jewish history,
sermons, dramatic poems and articles, many of which appeared
in the
American Hebrew
, of which he was a founder.
D a v id H e i n r i c h v o n M u e l l e r .
50th anniversary of death.
Born in Buczacz, Galicia, in 1846, died in Vienna, December 27,
1912. An Orientalist and Bible scholar who taught at the Uni­
versity of Vienna and at the rabbinical seminary there, he was
showered with many honors including that of nobility. In his
Jewish writings he dealt with prophetic literature and with a
comparison between Hammurabi and Biblical legislation.
S a m u e l I s r a e l M u l d e r .
100th anniversary of death. Born in
Amsterdam, 1792, died there, December 29, 1862. A Dutch Jewish
educator, he translated the Pentateuch, the Psalms and Proverbs
into Dutch in 1824, the first such direct translation from Hebrew
into Dutch, which was highly acclaimed. He also published a
Dutch-Hebrew dictionary.
D a v id P h i l i p s o n .
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Wabash,
Indiana, August 9, 1862, died in Boston, June 29, 1949. For over
60 years Reform rabbi in Cincinnati, he wrote a history of the
Reform movement, the most extensive work on this subject in
English, and an autobiography. He edited the writings of Isaac
M. Wise, the founder of the Hebrew Union College, and served
for many years as chairman of the board of editors of the
Hebrew
Union College Annual,
one of the foremost Jewish scholarly
journals. He also participated in the Bible translation sponsored
by the Jewish Publication Society of America.
I g n a t z R e i c h .
75th anniversary of death. Born in Zsambek,
Hungary, 1821, died in Budapest, April 18, 1887. A Jewish
educator, the first to teach Jewish subjects in Hungarian, he
translated the book of Genesis and the Haggadah into that
language. His major work is a biographical dictionary of Hun­
garian Jews, written in German.
A a r o n R e u b e n i .
75th birthday. Born in Poltava, Russia,
August 1887. In Israel for many years, he is one of the foremost
Hebrew writers there, having been active as a journalist, novelist,
poet and translator. His novels deal mainly with the modern