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of the Middle Ages, when there was still some dialogue between
the two religions, which in the later Middle Ages was almost
completely absent.
S
o lom o n
D
u b n o
.
150th anniversary of death. Born in Dubno,
1738, died in Amsterdam, June 23, 1813. A friend of Moses
Mendelssohn, he contributed a commentary on Genesis to Men-
delssohn’s edition of the Bible with German translation. In
addition to a volume of Hebrew essays and poetry, he prepared
a catalogue of his personal library, listing over 2,000 books.
M
ordeca i
Z
eeb
E
tt ing er
.
100th anniversary of death. Born in
Lemberg, Poland, 1804, died there June 19, 1863. A Talmudist,
he was associated in his literary endeavor with Saul Joseph
Nathansohn, the rabbi of his native city, producing a noteworthy
series of commentaries on the Talmud.
Abraham J e h i e l F e ldm an . 70th b irthday. Born in Kiev, Jun e
28, 1893. A Reform rabbi in Hartford , Conn ., he has been ed itor
o f the
Jewish Ledger
in his commun ity , and associate ed itor o f
the English-Yiddish Encyc lopaed ic D ictionary (1910-11). H is
sermons have been pub lished in several vo lum es as w e ll as his
A lum n i Lectures at the Hebrew U n io n Co llege und er the t itle ,
The Rabbi and His Early Ministry.
I
rving
F
i n e m a n
.
70th birthday. Born in New York, April 9,
1893. One of his best-known novels was,
Hear Ye Sons,
which
took East European life as its model. More recently he published
a biography of Henrietta Szold.
V
ictor
G
ollancz
.
70th birthday. Born in London, England,
April 9, 1893. A liberal British publisher, he has advocated as
a Jew the lenient treatment for the Germans after the last war.
He has expressed this vigorously in his writings. In his auto-
biography,
My Dear Timothy,
he deals extensively with his
Jewish background.
M
ich ael
H
e il p r in
.
75th anniversary of death. Born in Piotr-
kow, Poland, in 1823, died in Summit, N. J., May 10, 1888. An
associate editor of Appleton’s
Encyclopedia of American Biogra-
phy,
for which his phenomenal memory and linguistic ability
fitted him so well, he also wrote
The Historical Poetry of the
Ancient Jews
and translated David Einhorn’s Reform prayerbook
from German into English.
P
hinehas
M
endel
H
eilprin
. 100th anniversary o f death. Born
in Lub lin , Po land , in 1801, d ied in W ash ing ton , D . C., January
30, 1863. A Hebraist, w ho was a studen t o f M a im on ides and
modern German ph ilosophy h e fough t in h is w ritings against
the Reform m ovem en t in Germany.