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J
o se ph
L
ew in
S
a a l sch u etz
.
100th anniversary of death. Born
in Koenigsberg, Germany, in 1801, died there August 22, 1863.
A teacher and preacher in the Jewish community of his native
city, he also served as instructor in Hebrew archeology at the
local university. He wrote extensively on Hebrew poetry and
music, archeology and Jewish law.
A
bba
H
il lel
S
ilver
.
70th birthday. Born in Neinstadt, Lithua-
nia, Russia, January 28, 1893.
A
leading Reform rabbi in Cleve-
land for over 40 years and a commanding figure in world Zion-
ism, he also made distinct contributions to Jewish learning. In
addition to the publication of numerous sermons and addresses
on Zionism, he wrote
Messianic Speculations in Ancient Israel
and
Where Judaism Differed, a
work recently translated into
Hebrew.
J
acob
S
ing er
.
80th birthday. Born in Krupils, Latvia, Russia,
May 5, 1883. For many years a Reform rabbi in Chicago, he has
been particularly interested in Jewish liturgical music, having
served as lecturer in this subject at Northwestern University. In
addition to several articles on Jewish music, he was co-editor of
Union Hymnal
of the Central Conference of American Rabbis
to which he contributed several compositions.
H
en ry
S
l iosberg
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Mir,
Russia, January 31, 1863, died in Paris, 1937. A prominent Jewish
lawyer in Czarist Russia, he was one of those defending Mendel
Beilis against the blood accusation of 1913. A leader of the
Jewish communities of
St .
Petersburg and later of the Russian
Jewish community in Paris, he wrote his memoirs in three
volumes.
S
ociety
for
the
P
romotion
of
H
askalah
(En ligh tenm en t)
among
the
J
ews
of
R
ussia
. 100th anniversary o f found ing .
Estab lished in December, 1863, this organ ization endeavored to
modernize Jew ish life in Russia, much as the A llian ce Israelite
U n iverse lle was a ttemp ting for the Jews o f the Levant. Its literary
activ ity consisted in pub lish ing trad itiona l Jew ish works in Rus-
sian translation and books on popu lar science in H ebrew transla-
tion .
J
u dah
S
te in b e rg
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Lipkany,
Bessarabia, Russia, 1863, died in Odessa, 1908.
A
writer of short
stories in Hebrew and Yiddish, he helped introduce the life of
the Hasidim to the modern reading public. His best-known story,
In Those Days,
describes the lot of the Cantonist soldier who
had been drafted into the Russian army under Czar Nicholas I
as a child in an attempt to convert him.
U
n ited
S
ynagogue
o f
A
m e r ic a
.
50th anniversary of founding.
Established in New York on February 23, 1913, it represents the