Page 145 - Jewish Book Annual Volume 20

Basic HTML Version

W
iener
— J
ew i sh
L
iterary
A
nniversaries
139
leader of English Reform Judaism, his writings deal mainly with
the relationship between Judaism and Christianity in the early
period. Another important work is his
Rabbinic Anthology,
edited jointly with Herbert Loewe, considered to be one of the
best selections of Talmudic and Midrashic literature.
Lou is I s r a e l N ewm an . 70th b irthday. Born in Providence,
R hod e Island , December 20, 1893. R abb i o f on e o f the large
R eform congregation in N ew York, he has b een a pro lific writer
in various areas o f Jew ish interest. T h ey in c lud e usefu l antho l-
ogies o f H a sid ic and T a lm u d ic quo ta tions in Eng lish translation,
several vo lum es o f sermons, creative w r it ing in verse and drama,
and the scholarly
Jewish Influence on Christian Reform Move-
ments.
J
acob
P
icard
.
80th birthday. Born in Wangen, Germany, Janu-
ary 11, 1883. Now living in the United States, he wrote some
German novels about Jewish life in Southern Germany. One of
them translated into English is entitled
The Marked One.
R
aphael
N
athan
R
abbinowicz
. 75 th anniversary o f death.
Born in Novo-Zhagory, L ithuan ia , Russia, d ied in Kiev, Novem -
ber 29, 1888. A T a lm ud is t and b ibliographer, h e com p iled the
variant readings o f the Ta lm ud , found in the uncensored M un ich
manuscript o f the Ta lm ud ; h e also prepared a b ib liography o f
T a lm u d ed itions.
E
l ias
N
a t h a n
R
a b in ow it z
.
80th birthday. Born in Kovno,
Russia, March 31, 1883. A Conservative rabbi and educator, he
has been librarian of the Brooklyn Jewish Center for many years.
His principal work is the edition of the
Midrash ha-Gadol
to
Leviticus.
G
a br iel
R
iesser
.
100th anniversary of death. Born in Ham-
burg, Germany, in 1806, died there April 22, 1863. A fighter for
Jewish emancipation, he used his legal training to publish
numerous pamphlets and periodicals to plead his case. His efforts
were crowned with success as he himself was elected to several
German parliaments and eventually became a supreme court
justice in his native city.
Sh abb e ta i ben M e ir H a -K oh en (SHaKH ). 300th anniversary
o f death. Born in V ilna , 1621, d ied in Ho lleschau , Moravia, now
Czechoslovakia, February 8, 1663. A rabbi in V ilna , whose major
work was a commentary on parts o f Joseph Caro’s
Shulhan
Arukh
,
the abridged t itle o f w h ich became the name by wh ich
h e was best known , he also w rote an elegy on the martyrs o f the
Chm elnitzk i rebe llion , o f 1648-49, at wh ich tim e he le ft his
native land to become rabbi in Ho lleschau .