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(chief rabbi) of the Sephardi community. In addition to his
leadership in communal and Zionist affairs, he devoted himself
to the study of the Samaritans, their history and literature. He
also had collected one of the largest private Jewish libraries
in Europe.
A
aro n
G
l anz
-L
ey e le s
.
75th birthday. Born in Warsaw,
February 25, 1889. For many years a feature writer for the
Jewish Day-Morning Journal ,
he is the founder of the “in-
trospective” school of Yiddish poetry and has published several
volumes of poetry, drama and literary studies.
M
oses
G
l ick so n
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Golynka,
Russia, 1878, died in Tel-Aviv, May 23, 1939. A Zionist leader,
he became editor of
Haare tz
, the daily paper of the General
Zionists. In addition to Hebrew essays he also translated im-
portant philosophical works into Hebrew.
B
en
Z
io n
G
oldberg
.
70th birthday. Born in Olshani, Russia,
January 9, 1894. An editor of the
Jewish Day-Morning Journal
in New York, he has also written newspaper columns in Eng-
lish and
The Jewish Problem in the Soviet Union: Analysis and
Solution.
His journalistic style is in the tradition of the Europ-
ean feuilleton.
U
r i
Z
vi
G
ruen b erg
.
70th birthday. Born in Bialy Kamien,
Poland, January 10, 1894. In Palestine, since 1925, he first wrote
poetry in Yiddish, but later changed to Hebrew. An expression-
ist in his poetry he dwells on physical, mental and national
suffering in his themes.
A
lexand er
H
ark avy
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in
Novogrudok, Russia, 1863, died in New York, November 27,
1939.
A
Yiddish philologist and lexicographer, he also was active
in Yiddish journalism in Canada and the United States. His
most important work was his Hebrew-Yiddish-English diction-
ary. He also translated Graetz’s
History of the Jews
into Yiddish.
B
e n j a m in
H
enry
H
artogensis
.
25th anniversary of death.
Born in Baltimore, 1865, died there July 13, 1939. A prominent
lawyer, social reformer and Jewish community worker, he con-
tributed numerous articles to the
Publ icat ions of the American
Jewish Historical Society
on early American Jewish history, par-
ticularly on that of Maryland.
B
en
H
ec h t
.
70th birthday. Born in New York, February 28,
1894. A journalist, playwright and novelist, he deals with Jews
in some of his works, like
A Jew in Love
(1930),
A Guide for
the Bedevi l led
(1945), an essay against Antisemitism, and re-
cently
Perfidy,
a controversial work blaming the Zionist leader-
ship for the Jewish catastrophe during World War II.