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I
saac
H
u s ik
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Vaseutinez,
Russia, 1876, died in Philadelphia, March 22, 1939. Professor of
philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania and editor of the
Jewish Publication Society, he prepared a critical edition and
English translation of Joseph Albo’s
Ikkar im
and also wrote
A History of Mediaeval Jewish Phi losophy,
the first work in
any language covering this whole area.
I
srael
ben
S
h a b b e t h a i
o f
K
oz ien ic e
,
also called “Kozienicer
Maggid.” 150th anniversary of death. Born in Ostrowce, Poland,
died in Kozienice, Poland, September 29, 1814. A Hasid and
Cabalist, who also was recognized for his Talmudic learning,
he was best known as a miracle worker. A collection of his
sermons was published posthumously.
T
h e
J
ew ish
D
a y
.
50th anniversary of founding. This Yiddish
daily in New York, now combined with the
Jewish Morning
Journal
was founded by Herman Bernstein, November 5, 1914.
I t always had a Zionist orientation. This milestone is significant
in a time when the use of Yiddish is steadily declining.
Y
ehezk el
K
a u f m a n
.
75th birthday. Born in Dunayevtzy,
Russia, December 1, 1889. Professor of Bible at the Hebrew
University, he has made important contributions to the study
of Biblical history, emphasizing the nationalist aspect of Jewish
life. One of his works appeared in English translation,
The Re-
ligion of Israel.
G
u ido
K
isch
.
75th birthday. Born in Prague, January 22, 1889.
Jurist and historian who taught in European universities be-
fore joining the faculty of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion in New York, his Jewish writings deal with
the legal status of the Jews in the Middle Ages. Until recently he
edited the semi-annual
Historia Judaica,
which he founded
over 20 years ago.
I
srael
L
ev i
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Paris, 1856,
died there June 23, 1939. Chief rabbi of France and editor-in-
chief of the
Revue des Etudes Juives,
the only Jewish scholarly
journal in French, his numerous studies dealt with French Jew-
ish history, Talmudic folklore and Midrashic literature.
H
a n n a h
R
u t h
L
o n d o n
.
70th birthday. Born in Boston, Janu-
ary 2, 1894. An expert on art, she has written
Portraits of Jews
by Gi lber t Stuart and other Early American Art ists,
and
Minia-
tures of Early American Jews.
K
ad ia
M
o lo dow sk y
.
70th birthday. Born in Bereza-Kartuzka,
May 10, 1894. A Yiddish poetess now living in the United
States, her work has been acclaimed for its genuine feminine
character.