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W
iener
— J
ew i sh
L
iterary
A
nniversaries
137
S
am so n
R
a ph a e l
H
irsch
.
75th anniversary of death. Born in
Hamburg, Germany, 1808, died in Frankfort on the Main,
Germany, December 31, 1888. Founder of neo-Orthodoxy in
Germany, he espoused this cause in his prolific writings, some
of which like the
Nineteen Letters of Ben Uziel,
and his com-
mentary on the Pentateuch and the Psalms are now available in
English translation.
A
b r ah am
Z
ev i
I
d e l so h n
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in
Felixburg, Courland, Russia, 1882, died in Johannesburg, South
Africa, August 14, 1938. An authority on Jewish music and a
liturgical composer, he collected the liturgical melodies of Euro-
pean and Oriental Jews in a ten-volume
Thesaurus of Hebrew
Oriental Melodies.
While professor of Jewish music at the
Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, he wrote
Jewish Music
in its Historical Development
and
Jewish Liturgy and its Devel-
opment.
I
n tercolleg iate
M
eno r ah
A
sso c iat ion
.
50th anniversary of
founding. Established at a convention in Chicago, January 2,
1913, this organization comprising associations of Jewish students
from various colleges and universities sponsored the
Menorah
Journal,
for many years the outstanding Jewish periodical in
this country.
L
azard
I
sidor
.
75th anniversary of death. Born in Lixheim,
France, 1814, died in Montmorency, France, September 16, 1888.
Chief rabbi of France from 1860 on, he published numerous
sermons in French.
M
eyer
I
sler
.
75th anniversary of death. Born in Hamburg,
Germany, 1807, died there August 19, 1888. Director of the public
library in Hamburg, he was a close associate of Gabriel Riesser
in the struggle for emancipation. It was he who edited Riesser’s
writings after his death with a long biographical introductory
volume.
Jew ish P u b l ic a t io n S o c ie ty
o f
Am er ica . 75th anniversary o f
found ing . Formally organized in Ph ilade lph ia , June 3, 1888, this
was the third such ven ture in America, earlier societies hav ing
enjoyed a brief existence in the forties and seventies o f the last
century. Ever since that tim e a constant stream o f books o f
Jew ish interest has come from its presses, in c lud ing a new B ib le
translation in 1917, Lou is G inzberg’s m onum en ta l
Legends of
the Jews,
and the Schiff Library o f Jew ish Classics wh ich presents
b ilin gua l ed ition s o f m ed ieva l Hebrew classics.
E
zek iel
L
a n d a u
.
250th anniversary of birth. Born in Opatow,
Poland, October 8, 1713, died in Prague in 1793. Rabbi in
Prague, one of the most important communities in Europe, he