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J
e w i s h
B
o o k
A
n n u a l
144
D
av id
O
p p e n h e im
(
er
) .
300th anniversary of birth. Born in
Worms, Germany, 1664, died in Prague, 1736. Successively chief
rabbi of Moravia, Prague and Bohemia, he accumulated the most
valuable library of Hebrew printed books and manuscripts in
his generation. Eventually this collection of books became part
of the Bodleian Library at Oxford University. The various
catalogues made of this library represent pioneer efforts in the
field of Hebrew bibliography.
M
ordeca i
P
l u n g ia n
.
150th anniversary of birth. Born in
Plungian, Lithuania, 1814, died in Wilna, 1883. In addition to
rabbinic works, he translated into Yiddish the
Hayye Adam
and
Hokhma t Adam
of Abraham Danzig, both popular compendia
of Jewish law.
C
harles
R
e z n ik o f f
.
70th birthday. Born in Brooklyn, N. Y.,
August 31, 1894. For his book of selected verse
By the Waters of
Manhat tan,
he won The Kovner Award of the Jewish Book
Council. He co-authored
The Jews of Charleston,
a history
of that South Carolina community on the occasion of its bi-
centenary and edited the papers of Louis Marshall, the promi-
nent American Jewish leader.
M
eyer
R
oe st
.
75th anniversary of death. Born in Amsterdam
1821, died there November 20, 1889. A Jewish bibliographer,
he compiled the catalog of the Rosenthaliana Judaica and He-
braica collection, now in the University of Amsterdam library,
one of the pioneer works in this field. He also was editor of the
Jsraelitische Le t terbode ,
the Dutch Jewish periodical, for a num-
ber of years.
Z
evi
S
ch a r f st e in
.
80th birthday. Born in Dunayevtzy, Russia,
March 15, 1884. For many years professor at the Teachers Insti-
tute of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, he has
produced a veritable library of Hebrew text-books for the
American Hebrew school. Recently a 3 volume history of mod-
ern Jewish education by him appeared in Israel in a new edition.
J
o sh u a
H
eschel
S
chorr
.
150th anniversary of birth. Born in
Brody, Galicia, May 22, 1814, died there 1895. A follower of
East European enlightenment (Haskalah), he expressed his
views in his periodical
Hehalutz ,
to which some outstanding
West European scholars like Geiger, Reggio and Steinschneider
contributed.
J
o h a n n
J
akob
S
c h u d t
.
300th anniversary of birth. Born in
Frankfort on the Main, January 13, 1664, died there 1722. A
Christian orientalist, he wrote
Juedishe Merckwuerdigkei ten,
describing Jewish doctrines and customs, a work important for
the understanding of Jewish life in Frankfort during this period.