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S
h n e o r
Z
a lm a n
S
ha zar
( R
u ba sho v
) .
75th birthday. Born in
Mir, Russia, October 8, 1889. A Poale Zion leader, he has been
editor of
Davar,
the Hebrew labor daily in Tel-Aviv. In addi-
tion to his journalistic work he has published studies on the
history of the Jews in Eastern Europe. He was the first minister
of education and recently was elected President of Israel.
M
orris
S
il v e rm a n
.
70th birthday. Born in Newburgh, N. Y.
November 19, 1894. A Conservative rabbi in Hartford, Conn.,
he has edited a series of Conservative prayerbooks with English
translation, which have been adopted by many congregations.
H
en ry
S
l o n im sk y
.
80th birthday. Born near Minsk, October
9, 1884. Dean and professor emeritus of philosophy at the
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New
York, he has stimulated several generations of rabbis through
his teachings.
I
srael
W
o l f
S
lo tk i
.
80th birthday. Born in Jerusalem, Decem-
ber 26, 1884. For many years principal of the Manchester
(England) Talmud Torah Schools, he has written studies in
ancient Hebrew poetry and translated 11 tractates of the Baby-
Ionian Talmud for the Soncino Talmud.
A
l exand er
A
l a n
S
t e in b a c h
.
70th birthday. Born in Baltimore,
February 2, 1894. A prominent Reform rabbi in Brooklyn,
N. Y., he has written popular works on Judaism and volumes
of poetry. He also has served as president of the Jewish Book
Council of America and is editor of
In Jewish Bookland
and
editor since 1956 of the
Jewish Book Annual .
U
n iver sal
J
ew ish
E
n c y c lo pe d ia
.
25th anniversary of first vol-
ume. This 10-volume popular reference work was published
in New York between November 1939 and 1943. While it did
not intend to supersede the more scholarly
Jewish Encyclopedia,
published a generation earlier, it filled an important gap by
bringing material bearing on contemporary life up to date.
M
a x
W
e in r e ic h
.
70th birthday. Born in Kuldiga, Latvia, April
22, 1894. For many years research director of the Yiddish Scien-
tific Institute (YIVO) in Wilna and New York, he has served
as editor of its numerous publications including the periodicals
Yivo Bleter
and the
Yivo Annual of Jewish Social Studies.
His
monographs deal with Yiddish language and literature and
psychology. He likewise translated works by Toller and Freud
into Yiddish.
D
av id
Y
e l l in
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Jerusalem,
March 19, 1864, died there in 1941. An educator during the
pioneer period of the modern Jewish settlement in Palestine,